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Dear sweet wonderful world

My 374th entry in this journal is brought to you live from my very own home.

Two lovely young men have just installed my ADSL modem, splitter and cables, set everything up and by the time they were finished, I could kiss them...and I am ever so happy that I decided to get the professionals in because as it turned out, my worst nightmare did come true and the splitter the provider had sent me appeared to be defective. Now had I not rung for assistance, I would never have known this and, having failed to get a signal, would undoubtedly have proceeded in taking out my frustration on the computer itself, by dropping it from a very great height. It's what I do when technology baffles me. I smash the offending item to bits. I can't tell you how many Walkmans have suffered this fate, simply because I failed to remember to exchange the batteries, and couldn't work out why the bloody things wouldn't work anymore.

Anyway, YAY! for the Internet! I'm finally on it!

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bogwitch
Nov. 25th, 2004 04:32 am (UTC)
Hello and welcome.
gamiila
Nov. 25th, 2004 04:40 am (UTC)
Cheers -- oh God, I'm so pleased!

They said they'd arrive some time between 8 am and 1 pm, so I've been up since 5, totally unable to contain my excitement. I've had more coffee than is good for me and am still a bit worried my current good fortune, i.e. me being online, isn't going to last, but on the whole, I think it's safe to say that I've never been happier.
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meko00
Nov. 25th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
Great news. :-)
gamiila
Nov. 25th, 2004 04:41 am (UTC)
Isn't it? If I had a tail, I'd be wagging it like mad!
hesadevil
Nov. 25th, 2004 04:40 am (UTC)
*waves*

Yay for pretty young men

Now you can join in the silly middle-of-the-night scrapes me and cass have been getting up to recently.
gamiila
Nov. 25th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
Yes, I've already received the invitation! Cass has just told me that I need never switch my computer off again; I can take a leaf out of her book and be permanently online from now on! It made me realise I really hadn't thought about all the implications of this momentous occasion yet...
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calove
Nov. 25th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC)
And LJ too! Go you!

No hope for you now...
gamiila
Nov. 25th, 2004 05:42 am (UTC)
I think you may be right...Wasn't there something I was supposed to do? Can't remember...
db2305
Nov. 25th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
*waves at you*'

Woot! Welcome...now we can talk when the mood strikes us, instead of exchaning comments stretched out over days...
Are you on IM already?
gamiila
Nov. 25th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
IM? Erm...no. Is that downloadable from somewhere? And is it safe to use?

Do you know how long I've already been sitting at my computer today, and without IM? Do you?

I'm questioning the wisdom of having given in to temptation at last, while at the same time petting my modem and thanking my lucky stars that finally I'm online!
db2305
Nov. 25th, 2004 11:41 am (UTC)
Downloadable from AOL (don't) and Yahoo (marginally better). I don't think it makes your computer more easily traceable or something, but it does make it slower. And you talk until late at night with Transatlantic friends. Best not, perhaps..
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viciouswishes
Nov. 25th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Yay for the internet at your house.
gamiila
Nov. 25th, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
I've had it for 9 1/2 hours now and I'm still paying with it...this has got to be the best present I've ever given myself. Don't know why I waited so long...
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vegmb
Nov. 29th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
Great to see you are finally online. As you can tell, I don't use mine at home very often and wait until I am back in the office to catch up on everything.
gamiila
Nov. 29th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
For the longest time, I wouldn't believe that having a computer at home could add anything to my existence, but the last two months without easy Internet access has opened my eyes to the possibilities. Actually, I think it may have opened them a little too widely, for I hardly know what my bed is for these days! ;-)
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