Monday, January 26, 2009

Blue Monday - Internet Problems

It's Blue Monday! To participate:

1. Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it's blue. Leave a link to this blog on your post.

2. Place the Blue Monday button on the top of your post so that people can easily spot it. Place another
Blue Monday button on the sidebar of your blog.

3. Return here and link in with Mr. Linky by leaving your name and the
Permalink to your post. To create a Permalink, click on your Blue Monday post title and copy all the stuff in the http window. It is a longer address so that people can find your post even later in the week--whenever they get a chance to visit. For those who just can't wait, Mr. Linky will be up after midnight!

Do NOT link in until after your post is up.

4. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Make someone's day; leave a comment.
I appreciate it when you take the time to leave a comment for me.

5. Check back later to make certain you visit all the Blue participants. (That's why the Permalink is so important.)

If you participated in Blue Monday last week, you noticed that there was no Mr. Linky. It was NOT his fault! He is ever-faithful, but I could not get on the internet from Friday through Monday afternoon; therefore, I could not insert the Mr. Linky window. Blue Monday people are smart. You guys went right ahead and got each blog site from my comments. You visited and still had fun! How creative.

Most of the weekend, the connection was OFF, but every now and again, it would come on for a few seconds--and I MEAN seconds. I am stubborn, and I wasted my life invested my time jumping on whenever I could to leave a comment here or there. If you noticed my abbreviated comments, now you understand. Sometimes, it took me fifteen minutes to leave one comment!

Monday around 3:00, we were fixed. Here's the blue and white chariot of the fixing company. It's also the responsible culprit. (Boo. Hiss.)

Yep, it's Bellsouth or AT&T or Ma Bell. They do have lovely technical engineers working for them and this is the one who fixed the problem. Notice her blue shirt.

Today SHOULD go more smoothly. Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Anne Fannie
2. Rechelle
3. Lana G!
4. Sheila
5. CC
6. Barbara H.
7. ellen b
8. claudie from canada
9. kathy b
10. Linnea
11. Elizabeth
12. Gemma
13. Mamapippa - Belgium
14. Kathleen M
15. Baba
16. Vikki
17. Lorrie
18. Sweetie
19. Judi
20. Tammy\'s First Blue Monday
21. Heidi Pocketbook
22. Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage
23. Beverly
24. Shirls Rose Cottage
25. Candy
26. Mojo, NC, USA
27. Susan
28. Diane@ A Picture is...
29. JLS Hall
30. White Iris Designs
31. Linda\'s Blue Gate
32. Charlotte
33. JudyBug
34. Robyn
35. Jeanne
36. Dixie
37. Reverie
38. jsprik
39. Sherrie
40. Shelia :)
41. bj
42. Julia
43. Lisa
44. Cam
45. pagan sphinx
46. Rhonda @ scooterblu\'s whimsy
47. charli and me
48. Jane
49. victoria ~ auction girl vintatge
50. Kymber @ A New Day Dawning
51. Shelly
52. Katherine

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Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Yay AT&T! They so totally rock!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are back up to speed! Nothing is more frustrating that the on again off again DSL issues! Love that your help was BLUE!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally,
I am so glad you got your internet connection problem fixed.
When I have problems and can't get online, its like the end of the did we ever survive before??
Happy Blue Monday...
Love, Ann

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, those blue flames on the chariot you have pictured there are the tongues that were flaming poor Mr. Linky! LOL!

I'm glad we're good to go this week. Looking forward to it. I might be a little late to the party tomorrow, but I will persevere and visit all! :-)


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally...yayyyyyyy for repair techs.It's so good to be back on Blue Monday after 2 weeks of being gone. I've sure missed all the blues. Happy Blue Monday..and I hope it's a lovely one. Thanks again for all you do for us. You're the greatest..

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they got everything fixed up again!

Anonymous said...

I bet now that everytime you see one of those trucks you smile. I'm glad your problem got fixed and that the truck was blue and white!

Cathy said...

Oh, Sally, I'm sorry for the problems. I know that really disrupted your routine. It is so aggravating!

Blondie's Journal said...

So you photographed the culprit to help explain the technical problem? Thats OK, we believed you!! Great tie in to BM! :-)


imjacobsmom said...

Hey Sally, We are having issues here today too. We were up and down all evening. Maybe it's not such a bad thing. I got my paper shredding done. Something I was putting off for awhile so I had quite a bit! Happy Blue Monday. ~ Robyn

Anonymous said...

Hurray for the blue and white truck Sally.
Perfect blue post for a perfect blue day.
Love Claudie
P.S. It looks so darn warm and pretty there.

Anonymous said...

Oh that's too perfect for a Blue Monday post! The truck that fixed you was blue and the service person was in blue. I think that's too funny.
It is so nice to be able to see Mr Linky again!

Kathy b

Neabear said...

Great idea for a Blue Monday post. I am so glad you got things up and working again. That must have been so very frustrating. Happy Blue Monday!

Unknown said...

Great job turning the lemons of a bad connection into the lemonade of a funny post!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Now this is a very unique posting! Great blue shots and the person in the blue shirt is even posing for you? This could have been a very icky situation and ended up funny all round! Well done!

The Bliss Journey said...

You are so clever, loved the blue van pic.

Baba said...

I am sharing two pieces of jewelry with you today...have a fun day..
Hugs, Baba

Eleanor said...

Pleased the problem is sorted - we are so dependent on technology! Did not post a Blue today but running around looking at what you and the gals are doing. Thanks for all the kind visits.

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally, glad you're back in business again! Tech problems are so frustrating, but how nice for your Blue Monday post that they came in a blue truck! It always helps when the techs are nice too!

Sweetie said...

FRUSTRATING!!!!It's ironic that it took somone in a blue uniform with a blue truck to fix the problem. Happy Blue Monday!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I'm so glad that they were able to get you back up and running!

It's funny, since my Blue Monday sharing has to do with vehicles, too!

Happy Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

I am sorry you had such a difficult time with your internet connection. I trust it is fixed for good now.

Shirl said...

Morning Sally, Happy Blue Monday! cute van! Glad Mr. Linkey is working today and your internet is back up. I go through the same thing here with my satelite connection. Snow and clouds stops me from having good speed and uploading pics. Thank you for hosting this fun event.
Bless You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Mojo said...

I guess we've all been there at one time or another haven't we? At least you got a nice shot of the van for your Blue Monday post! But it seems like after all they put you through they could've at least sent you a studly guy to fix your connection. I mean, c'mon!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, I am here looking for Mr. Linky. Alas I can't find him.
Your AT&T truck is a cute post. My son-in-law is an engineer and he works for them. He used to work for Bell South and AT&T bought them out. He is not so Happy working for them.
The truck is quite impressive.


Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

Well we are always going to have problems when it comes to computers..After all they are ran by humans!!
We have the best guy that lives NEXT DOOR to us and we are so pleased to have him help us when we don't know what to do with our computer.
Thanks for stopping by on both of our anniversaries...Congrats...Sandy

jlshall said...

Isn't modern technology wonderful? The really awful thing is when they say they're going to "upgrade" your system - then you really have to beware. Glad you're back for now and that Mr. Linky is working again. And wasn't it nice of the repair crew to bring all that nice blue to your place!

Anonymous said...


I dropped by earlier and left my link for my First Ever Blue Monday!

I'm back now to visit a few before my morning shower *smiles* are so creative with this, even going so far to catch a picture of the "fix it" van and the tech!! I can tell right now I need to be on my toes for both Blue Monday and Pink Saturdays!!


Unknown said...

Oh is grand.....when it works, right?
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally
That is a very lovely blue shirt and van. I bet you were very happy to see it arrive too!
I know what its like as I was going through the same kind of thing. You almost feel like dropping your computer don't you? even though its not the computer's fault...entirely!
things look great and Mr. Linky is being good too.
Enjoy this lovely Blue Monday

Anonymous said...

So glad you could find some blue in the midst of your computer problems..... It is the most frustrating thing... having problems with the computers in our lives.....

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you finally got the problem solved. How frustrating. We thought sure it was Mr. Linky's fault but then I thought if Mr. Linky wasn't working again you would probably make a note on your blog to that effect. I thought maybe you published the post, forgot to activate Mr. Linky and left your computer for some reason and wasn't aware that it wasn't there. I'm glad you cleared it up for us. Poor Mr. Linky, he does get blamed a lot even when it is not his fault.
Happy Blue Monday.

Mamapippa ... said...

So, we say thanks to the blue car !

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, Its Robyn, I now have my name on your list three times and I don't know how to fix it...I have to sign out and get ready for work Ill be back after 6 PM CST...

April said...

May your troubles FINALLY be over...those companies need to understand that we have BLOGGING to do! :) Happy Monday!!! ♥

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Glad your up and running again Sally..oh the hair pulling when you lose your life..oh I mean internet..hope you have a great day today...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dixie said...

Sally... soooo happy that you're back up and running... aren't those Ma Bell ladies just the best!

happy blue monday.. Dixie

squawmama said...

Sally this was a fun post... I am sure glad that you are back up & running... It would never be the same without you... Have a GREAT Monday


Sherrie said...

Hi Sally,
Great Shot!! My Blue Monday is posted. How convenient for you that their truck and shirt are blue. We had AT&T DSL a few years ago, but it didn't work very well, now we use Roadrunner for our network. Have a great day!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're up and running. Now, you know my day wouldn't be complete without you! ;)
Love the blue and white!
I'm linked in for the Blueness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darlene said...

I am so glad they got you all fixed up and back online!!

I'm so sorry you can't find those heart scatters. Have you checked a Pier 1. They usually have some pretty cute scatters also (a little more expensive though)...I haven't been to one lately cause the closest is a little over an hour away.

LADY JANE said...

Morning Blue Babes and Smiling Sal...finally got my Blue Monday post up! Lol...I wish I could blame my post on AT&T today but I could not get my post up as it kept re-arranging itself...and again the blue bird button has flown the coop...well like Smiling Sal said...this is a creative bunch...we can out smart Mr. linky and all now if I could just figure out my own computer! Happy Blue Monday to all you Blue Babes!

bj said...

hAHAHA...Well, so glad it is all fixed.
Happy day, bj

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Glad to hear you got your problems fixed!

Have a great day

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Jane #41 is missing a letter in her link

if you add the letter "u" to make the address part "emporium" it will work

Belinda said...

I'm glad you are back in business, Sally! It is SO irritating when internet service is down, I totally agree. My internet has been fine, but its been so darn overcast here that I couldn't get a good photo of the blue I wanted to share today, so I'm going to have to wait until next time. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's blue today though. :-)

jo@blog-diggidy said...

glad you are up and running again!! happy blue monday!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gee--I'll bet Smiling Sally wasn't SMILING through all of that.. What a hastle.. I hate it when things like that happen. Hope everything is okay now.

Have a great day!!!

akawest said...

I think it is very cool that a woman fixed the problem!

Thanks so much for hosting Blue Monday. It is always so much fun.

Unknown said...

What a shiny van. Around here, everyone's cars are covered in sand from winter driving.

Happy Monday and thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

How perfect that the culprit arrived in "blue" and white (and how nice that they even posed for a photo :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, This was one "blue" that was very welcomed I'm sure! Glad they were able to get you up and going again!

Just added my post! 2:30, I'm hoping better late than never! LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Anonymous said...

I wasn't upset with mr. Linky I blamed my own computer because he wasn't there LOL What a creative post.I hope you have a lovely day :>)

Anonymous said...

Dang, Sally ... in Florida, even the repair trucks remind me of the ocean. Have a great week!


LADY JANE said... smilin sal...did I WIN the dumb for the day prize? Now I have two links that are probably wrong....I think I had better stop trying to sew and Blog at the same time...Or perhaps if this computer had a foot pedal I'd be more productive! was an experiment... BUT U found to cover up mistakes) see there is no ME without U in this dear blogland.....

LADY JANE said... smilin sal...did I WIN the dumb for the day prize? Now I have two links that are probably wrong....I think I had better stop trying to sew and Blog at the same time...Or perhaps if this computer had a foot pedal I'd be more productive! was an experiment... BUT U found to cover up mistakes) see there is no ME without U in this dear blogland.....

Shimmy Mom said...

Glad to hear that you got it fixed. The best blue is one that can solve a problem eyh?

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm glad they got you fixed up. There isn't much more frustrating than losing your connection!!!

Carlotta said...

Glad to see you got everything working again. A very welcoming blue for you I'm sure. I know all too well how BellSouth aka AT&T aka MaBell can foul things up. But am so thankful how they also make every means, at least in my case or else I get very ugly, to fix the problems.

~♥~ Monica S said...

Glad you are back on the net!! :-)

What would blue monday be without you!??


Dawn said...

Not having the internet is like not having the ability to breathe if you ask me!!! I am so glad your "blue" crew was there to put things back in order!

take care,

kymber said...

Hi Sally,
I am happy to be able to participate again in this event. Thanks for setting it all up! It has been such great fun!
Blessings to you,

Unknown said...

Hi Sally,
So glad you got your problem worked out! Being without internet can certainly put one in a 'blue' mood!

Libby's Library said...

Wow - you ever get a lot of comments!!!
Sally - thanks for aways dropping by. And no...I'm not getting a knee replacement. I'm getting it re-aligned. When he did the right knee, I had to have my leg broken, to keep it from continuing to dislocate. The left knee might not need as much work. I was born with the tendons off to the side, as opposed to in the middle of the leg, sooooooo my patellas "pop off" to the outside. NOT FUN!

Julie said...

Blue to the rescue, glad everything is working well again.