Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wi-Fi Tales

by Maggie Sefton


My apologies for the lateness of this post, Friends and Readers.  My internet Wi-Fi connection went dark late last night as I was trying to submit my post to the Cozy Chicks Blog.  And early this morning, it was still dark.  No problem, I thought.  I'll just drive over to one of my friendly coffee shops where I can post there.  Unfortunately, when I arrived at 6:30am, their Wi-Fi wasn't working either.

Oh, brother, I wondered.  Did a new version of "War of the Worlds" start while I was asleep----a la "Tech Wars---Revenge of the Laptops?"  Or, did hackers finally succeed in shutting us all down.
Oh, no!!  Not that!!  Aiyeeeee!!!!  

Okay, by then I realized I was over-reacting----Heck, it was early in the morning and I hadn't had a full cup of black tea yet.   Just relax, I told myself.   The next coffee shop will have it.   But, I got there, and their Wi-Fi wasn't working either.   Old movie sound tracks of impending Doom played in my head---dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, do-do-do-Doooooo!  Visions of a large shark mouth opening. . .   Yes, I have seen a lot of movies in my day, but that's beside the point.  :)   Uhhhhh, what was my point?   (You can tell this is a Stream of Consciousness post, can't you?)

Oh, yeah----Impending Doom from Unknown Planetary Higher Power Tech Assault on all things Wi-Fi and Web connected.  I was about to drive over to yet another coffee shop (library wasn't open yet) when I remembered that our grocery chains (both Kroger and Safeway) here in Colorado have coffee cafes with Wi-Fi.  Hooray!  Then----I remembered something else.  I had an appointment in twenty minutes at Columbine West Healthcare, the skilled nursing facility where my mom resides.  They have regularly scheduled every three month appointments with family concerning every aspect of their elderly one's health.  Since I travel so much, I am often out of town for these appointments, so I try to never miss one when I'm here.

So-----to make a short post long ,  I had to wait until the appointment was over, then I could drive to my fave Kroger (King Soopers) grocery store's cafe, grab a latte and a table, and finally submit my Tuesday post.   Again, I apologize for the lateness, but I hope this real life account of my mis-adventures gave you a smile.   Ohhhh----what about the original post?   That will appear next week.   

Please share some of your "Wi-Fi Misadventures" with the rest of us.  :)