Daily Blog #140: Oh my fucking goodness can our internet please come back on- A multi day blog about busy work days and down internet.

Monday Afternoon

Greetings and salutations, my dearest blog readers!

If you follow the blog faithfully by the day, then apologies, or at very least explanations, are in order.

As you may recall from my previous daily blog, the internet has been down at our apartment for a week. We are now in the second week of this phase, but I am told it should be back up this evening or tomorrow. Keep reading until the end, when I finish this blog, to see what happened.
Until then, how about a recap and catch up, shall we?

So, much of last week was spent lamenting my lack of internet, and also being unable to really work on much writing, as my offline backups were not up to date, and my online backups were inaccessible with the down internet. I was fortunate enough to have a job that i could use to put a few blogs up but largely, with time restrictions and how crazy work has been, i haven’t been able to actually write properly on Flake City, nor format and edit my blogs properly. Not only has my every day or at least nearly every day at 7:00 AM post schedule been thrown off, but I have missed out on my creative writing.

This is all made worse, in my opinion, by the fact that I prewrote a ton of blogs IN CASE THIS HAPPENED but I didn’t format, illustrate or edit them, before internet went down, so I have been stuck trying to do that while at work, which is much easier said than done.

Because it is one thing to to work on a daily blog like this while on hold, versus trying to edit and use all my attention, while on hold. I can justify writing at work when I am on hold, because it is wasted time anyways, and therefore isn’t really time theft…Editing is straight up robbing the place I work and while I don’t have a ton of loyalty to this place, I DO have a ton of loyalty to myself.

So, whilst on hold, I thought I would update the blog.

Not having internet has been hell, and I hope it is back up soon so I can schedule all the blogs I wrote, and get to work on some more stuff, using my usual methods.

And yes, I am aware of what a first world problem this is.

But we do pay for a service and haven’t received that service in over a week. It happens, sure, and yes, it is likely not even the internet companies fault, with all the construction going on, however…We are working on running business, websites, my blog, etc, from home, full time, with the goal to be working from home and also able to move, within a year, so i view every second of internet down time as not only something in the way of our goals, but also something that could hurt us down the road.

Imagine if this blog were somehow paying my bills, and, to make things more dangerous, i didn’t have a day job to have as back up for payment…and internet.

I would be without a way to earn the money. Sure, I could survive and all that, but it is something extra to worry about and keep in mind as we move further along.

I know what I would do, thankfully, and i do have backup plans for if that were the case…namely I plan on having a car before working from home full time, so I would be able to drive to a library for internet, or anywhere else, if needed.

For now, I am working on making sure I keep a few posts in draft form that are “ready to post” so I have a day or two prepped for if this happens again, which gives me a window to then make plans for future posts for when the internet goes down for a week or so, again.

Once the internet is up, my plan is to work as hard as I can to write as much as possible and schedule as many posts as possible, to avoid delays in blog posts going live. I will also keep two or so in draft form, as mentioned, and then keep pre-writing every odd blog idea that I have, in addition to these more daily blog styles, to prevent the down time.

I like being able to do some stuff on my phone, but the phone version of WordPress leaves something to be desired when it comes to formatting and editing your posts for desktop and mobile viewing.

I got to work bright and early today, with the goal of getting payroll done in time and also pounding out some work as fast as possible so I can get out by 4:00. My “Aunt Flow” arrived late light night, and I slept like shit, so I am hoping to get out of here, go get into some comfy pants, smoke some weed, and relax.

The weed and relaxing is important. So are the comfy pants.

It is an hour and a some change until 4:00, when I can (already preapproved with my boss) leave and go the fuck home.

Thank. Fucking. Goodness.

So I am going to dive into some work and see if I can’t get out of here as soon as possible.

Later

Internet is still down. They said it would be back up tonight or tomorrow (Future Abbi here, and that was a lie they didn’t get it up by tomorrow at all) and it’s been a week and I hate Comcast so fucking much right now but I’m trying to not scream.

So, Bret got home, I made us some ramen, just finished cleaning the kitchen afterwards. I should have blown off work and edited/scheduled a blog for tomorrow, but my goal was to instead have the internet back and be able to post this, as well as schedule, the remaining blogs I’ve prepped.

Alas, here we are. I’ve been pretty tired and wiped out from my aunt flow arrival and it’s probably not the worst thing that I’m chilling and relaxing, but also I prefer to work through my misery sometimes so…Iuno. I’m trying to not lament how annoying not having internet is right now.

Today has been like that, where I try and find the positive light in something and then I’m like “oops but here’s a negative thought” and it’s super annoying, likely due to my poor nights sleep and pretty shitty nutrition the past week or so. I’m working on a nice grocery list to make good use of our money and eat healthier, while still staying sort of inexpensive.

It’s all a process of making life better long term. If I see something negative, fix it for the long term. But, I don’t want to only see negative either because sometimes it’s a matter of perspective and I want to get better and seeing the difference.

Anyways, it’s after ten, I’m tired, and I’ll likely want to format this at work before posting, which drives me crazy. I suppose I could try to on my phone and then edit it later, so it’s at least posted by my usual time.

Iuno. I’m probably over thinking all of it. I’m tired and need rest. So I’m going to do that, and deal with the rest in the morning with fresh eyes and a fresh brain.

Later

Well, it is nearly lunch time here at the office, and our internet is, no surprise, still not working. I have Zomboat playing in the background while I work on my many tasks for today, and sadly, I don’t think I will have time to do this blog, much less more blogs, or edit/format/illustrate/schedule the six pre written blogs I have.

I will need to stay late at work, probably. Unless Bret goes home and checks the internet and the internet is somehow back up…Then I can go home and get the blog posts all sorted from the relative comfort of my home desk.

It isn’t terribly comfortable but at home I have my bong and my Macbook.

I need to get a blog posted today, but honestly it may not happen, with how much I have going on, so I am going to use my Blogmas lesson about being kind to myself and be okay with not posting today.

And now I am going to go eat a sandwich.

Wednesday Morning

Damn. Work has been insane. I need to post this blog, but largely I feel so little was said or done in a blog that i meant to have cover several days of content.

So, I will catch you all up, edit it, and post it, and when I get home tonight I will enjoy the fact that our internet is back on and try to get all the pre written blogs scheduled so i can resume my usual posting schedule.

I know being off my usual schedule has driven me insane.

Today at work, I will be VERY busy, and after work, more so, as I have to get some shopping done, including the AC for the bedroom, and then prepping us food again for the week so we aren’t eating take away every day.

Bret got booked for a live show next week, and he needs to be at the place most days leading up to that to really get to know the people and area, and so on, and agreed to meet with the guy who booked him, tonight. So I desperately have to figure out how to get to and from Walmart, and also get my reup handled, plus the usual schedule of cooking, cleaning, writing and blogging, the later two being options now that the internet is back on.

So do I want to spend my first day with internet fighting Walmart? What I know I don’t want is to order take out instead of eating at home, and I don’t want to miss out on the shopping or the writing.

Ugh.

So, I have a massive pile of work to do and some issues for the evening to sort out, so I think I am going to just post this, problems and all, and then get to work, mentally work out how to solve this evenings dilemma, and then go home and do the thing.

Thankfully, a coworker brought in some leftover wraps and stuff so I at least have some free food to enjoy while I get to work and get to planning.

Thanks for Reading!

Abbi

(P.S.- Even if it means I am tired tomorrow, I am determined to stay up and at least schedule one blog for tomorrow. See you then.)

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