Sunday, May 06, 2012

Hallelujah!




Thank you for all your kind comments and personal emails. Wow, I am so lucky to live in Blogland!

I was at a meeting a week or so ago, where the topic of anger came up. Anger, a fairly useless emotion, is just the mirror side of depression. Often when someone is depressed, anger will be exhibited, masking the more authentic emotion. I witnessed that in my family of origin.

Well, to make a long story shorter, I had finished posting here yesterday, feeling at sixes and sevens, when that meeting came to my mind and the solution to anger had been presented:

Action Plan. Determine. Follow Through.


What was my Action Plan apart from ranting and raving and allowing the black dog into my living room?

What could I do? OK. I looked up the head office address of Bell Aliant. And went a-calling. It was Saturday. I was the only customer with 3 service reps.

Bottom line, they produced a hub. Brand new improvement to cellular highspeed, they assure me. I was entitled to a free upgrade and two months free service. The hub would provide wireless high speed for up to 5 computers.

Disconnects? No service for days? A thing of the past, the triplets assure me. If I'm not over the moon happy, the triplets again assure me, I bring it back. No questions.

Cynical and jaded I leave. I am so unexcited about this whole experiment that I take a nap in front of the fire that Leo has so kindly laid down in my absence, once I get home.

Then, yawning, I set up the hub. You wouldn't believe how easy. Something this easy has to go sideways. Hardy-har. Wireless internet all over my old house as the triplets had envisioned for me? Dream on, baby!

Action plans can result in dreams becoming reality. This hub - kiss, kiss - has given me unbroken and powerful high speed. For the first time ever out here at the Edge of the Atlantic.

As I type this on my netbook in front of the fire I feel I can shrug off the slithering remnants of depression and shoo the old BD out into the May sunshine.

The world, my friends, is full of fresh possibilities.


11 comments:

  1. As my mother always says, "This too shall pass." As I'm sure you know, ALWAYS go to the head person. NEVER waste time with a clerk.

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  2. Poor Starbucks. I wonder if they will start raving and ranting.

    Congratulations. Attending meetings certainly helps. Ha! H1!! With all that I am going through, some well wishers are hoping that I will make some meetings too. May be next week.

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  3. Life in the fast lane. Finally! Woot, woot, woot.

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  4. Wonderful news. Enjoy the fresh possibilities!

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  5. I've been on a blogging hiatus and was unaware of your internet frustrations till now.I sure hope that the hub solves your problem and keeps you out of $tarbuck$.

    Oh ya kick that black dog in the butt!!

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  6. Oh stunning! Well done you for sticking to your guns and going all the way to the top. After all that pain and frustration, I am so pleased that things are finally moving in the right direction.

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  7. Great news! I've had a hub for several years, I thought they were now routine, clearly not so! You must be totally delighted to have made such a massive technological leap forward....

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  8. Very good WWW, glad that resolved so nicely.

    I am interested in your comment that anger stems from and masks depression as I had always heard it the other way round (depression is inturned anger) and it makes sense. They both make sense actually, a kind of chicken and egg thing.

    But whatever, getting high speed where none was before is definitely a grand opening in the clouds.

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  9. So glad your life has improved. Let's hope the hub solves your problem. Pity Bell Aliant didn't inform you of this upgrade without you having to beat a path to their door. But then, that's corporations today, isn't it?

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