03 July 2010

June was really a busy month , particularly socially.  There were 2 out-of-town birthday parties.  One was grandson's 5th and since it was a Sunday, and he was so keen to have us, we went.  The other was a close family member's 60th birthday and so we went out of town for that too and that was the next weekend after that.
Then there were sundry other events as well and of course the first month of the school year here.  But most of all, one of the biggest reasons for not doing much in blog world were the frequent power outages.  You start doing something, the power goes off and the first thing that goes off is the internet connection.  We do have a generator, but it can't support 2 computers and since my hubby is on it continuously--working from it, I switch mine off.  But soon after everything is switched off and the generator started, the power comes back on.  This kept happening so often, it was most cheesing off and so all I did was a quick checking of mail on hubby's comp, as when there was time & his comp was free.
Not seeing me online, blog friend Mallika of Eve's Lungs called me wondering what had happened.  Thanks Mallika.
Anyway, now the power situation seems a bit better and too, I am here all the weekends in this month and so  there's enough time for blog world :-)

4 comments:

starry said...

Good to know you are doing well,but for the power outage.

Dotm said...

Those power outages are bad for the computers. Every few weeks the transformer blows on the next road and takes my power with it. So, I understand how you must feel. There are times when I wish I had a generator to keep the frig and freezer working. Wishing you much better luck with the power in the future.

Gledwood said...

I'm no expert on telecommunications but shouldn't broadband, just like the telephone, be powered by the broadband provider? And they usually have their own power. I had loads of power cuts when I used to live in Wales + growing up in England in the 1970s/80s, but the phone never went down at the same time!
Point being I was going to say 10 years ago (so technology can only have improved) when I went to India, the internet cafes all had some sort of backup so that when power did go down they had a good 15-20 minutes on each machine. Time enough to log off properly at least... I don't know what the thing's called and there's no need for it in most of the major cities of course... Or have you already got one?

hillgrandmom said...

Yes power outages can be bad. But Dot and Gledwood, I do have a backup for the computer.. The thing is that we have only the one broad band connection for 2 computers and the backup doesn't support the wi fi instrument. The main computer is completely my husband's :-)