I'm back, and I didn't even have to trespass today. I told ya that prayer chain would work. The techie guy is not scheduled to come until tomorrow, but with a new modem and much time on the phone we are up and runnin'. Thankfully the customer service rep I dealt with spoke English and was right here in the good ole U.S. of A.
Although in some ways I was hoping to get someone actually in China so I could go off about all this Olympic judging malarkey.... This is clearly an injustice, and many Americans are aghast, but since it is over there, nothing will be done. If the Olympics were being held here and we were showing partiality, there would have already been a summit, we would have been drummed out of the Great Eight for sure. They would all be lined up burnin' our flag outside the stadium. Jesse Jackson would be callin' the Chinese ambassadors to talk about the unfairness that the establishment had imposed on them and all the proceeds from the sales of Wheaties for the next 10 years would go to pay retributions.
Is there NO justice, I ask???
There is a good blog called The Fourth Medal that lays it out pretty well.
Off the soapbox now, I promise. The downtime with the computer was nice, in that I actually DID housework, and got some things done around here I'd been putting off. Hubby cut some shelving for me and I got my scrapbook room, all organized. Really it's the laundry room, but that doesn't sound very creative does it? While I was arranging all of my supplies and playing with my toys, he entertained the girls and taught them a new skill. Burping their ABC's. No, No, you can't have him, the line stops here, he is all mine. Elly can get further into the alphabet than Sydney, those of you who know her will not find this hard to believe. They're getting better at it every day. Yes, bacteria is the only culture we have in our home.......