Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Lost in Cyberspace.


Good Afternoon, for the last few days I have been lost in cyberspace. Last week we received a letter from wonderful AOL about upgrading out broadband connection. Our line is not good enough for this upgrade but we are being upgraded to the 'New' Silver connection, in August. When we switched on the PC on Sunday morning it asked Stuart to sign a new contract which he did with no problem. Later on Sunday along came me and tried to sign on and that's where the trouble started. A box came up for me to sign but you had to lag off to do so and if I logged of it did not know me when I came in again confused so were we. Stuart phoned after we had tried everything we knew and was told I would have to have a new screen name and password.  When he came off the phone we did this only to discover that I had lost everything I had on AOL including my journals,emails address book, buddy list, and favourites. Stu made another phone call and the lady went off to check things out for us and twenty minutes later never came back so Stuart hung up we then said we would leave it tonight as we were both up to high doh and past it.  When we went to bed on Sunday night I could not sleep thinking about it as I did not know what I was going to do about emails as they were mounting up all the time you know what its like with the alerts they mount up so fast and if I never got back to my email what would happen.
We had our day out yesterday as usual to St Andrews the rain and when we got back we thought we would give it another go.  Stuart phoned again and this time the girl seemed to know what she was doing and reset my password and now all is well. I don't know how this happened as I had not forgotten my password as I have been using the same one for years but there you have panic over. The thought of loosing all my work especially my journal which will be two years old next week was too much to bare, never mind alls well now we think except..........
When we came home yesterday from St Andrews there was an note from the postman saying we had a parcel to collect, that's strange we are not expecting anything at the moment we said to one another. As you can only collect in the morning Stuart went down to the village this morning to collect it. What was in the parcel A NEW MODEM what fun we will have to install this now and hope it will not require any of AOL's  one line wonderful help or  I will need a bank loan  to pay my phone bill. Well I think that brought you up to date with Joan's Musings for today yesterday it would have been Joan's Anger.  If you never hear from me again you know I am lost again in cyberspace.Bye for now.      Love                                        


astoriasand said...

Oh Joan it's the worst nightmare I have ever encountered trying to get  through on the phone to AOL and get any sence out of them.I just had the same thing done to me.Waited 20 minutes and nothing they put the phone down the same.Grrrrrrr.I never do anything I am asked to online now since my experiance with the last update.I am told if you ignore these things and they need to get in touch they will be letter.So I risk that now.If I ever get anything up on screen I just deleat it..Touch wood everything has been fine since.Good luck with the installation of your new DSL Grrrrr I dread to think before you start.Have a lovely Tuesday I will say extra prayers for you.Take Care God Bless KATH
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

msecz said...

boy Im so happy you got it all sorted out.... now you can relax and enjoy it all again. computers are so nice but when something like that happens Im like you.... can't sleep untill its fixed. take care, Sandra

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I am so glad you managed to get back on line and get everything sorted ~ It would have been awful to have lost your Journal ~ Good luck installing your new Modem hope there will be no problems ~ Ally x

aniracj said...

Oooh Joan, I hope as my namesake you do not have the same grief as I had at the turn of the year trying to sort mine out!! I have Silver through wireless and it is as fast as Gold!!! Good luck my friend....ttfn, love Joan

ukgal36 said...

Wishing you luck and patience.. man you should have heard me earlier...would make a sailor blush...LOL

jeadie05 said...

I hope you dont get lost in cyberspace I would miss you Joan ...love Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

Congradulations on your impending second anniversary!  Whatever would be do if you got lost forever in cyberspace!  How frustrating for you this must have been!  I am so techonogically illiterate I don't know what I'd do without my Todd to sort things out for me!  I just don't have the patience for all the fiddling involved!

bronny42 said...

Hi Joan, This computing busness is not as easy as it seems.  I change over to Windows Vista, and I find that nothing is compatable with it. Its like going back to Windows 98 in the beginning.  I have just got basic things to keep me going, wish I had never got it.  Still have trouble with posting picture.s and things.  It should be easier but its not.  Hope you have solved all of your trouble now. Kathie. http;/journals.aol.co.uk/bronny42/KathiesCorner.

sylviam4000 said...

Every time I sign on it's a bit like being catapulted into cyber space, on the back of a snail lol. Roll on that new home and finally broadband. This dial up is really getting me down.
Take care, enjoy our fantastic summer lol.
Love Sylvia xx

jennyp51 said...

Just saying to someone today we don't realise how attached to our 'pooters we have become till we cannot use it.
Jenny <><

irisheyes1929 said...

Ah, AOL...that's why we don't get AOL service anymore.
Ever seen this?:http://home.att.net/~Poofcatt/aolol.html  
It's pretty funny.