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    RAYLINSTEPHENS   233,660
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I am unable to do everything like before :(

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I started with a new Internet Provider at the end of October and have experienced some good and some bad. The surfing is intermittent at this time so I am limited in what I can get done daily.

Going back to Satellite is not an option because doing so would cost me another $500 since they made me return the equipment. They really don't think ahead or they would have the customers hang onto the equipment for a couple of months "just in case".

I just wanted to explain why I might not seem to be as supportive as in the past - it is difficult when I can have an entire day with no connection. Just logging everything daily is a chore these days.

I am still here and willing to help all I can.

Love y'all,

**playing "mail catchup" gets old, lol.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Oh, boy, do I ever understand! Never fear, your friends are always here! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARON6612 11/7/2011 12:10AM

    Sorry about your tech troubles. Deep breaths - it will all work out. I've fallen off the Spark Wagon again and thought I'd go ahead and climb back on. You continue to be an inspiration and I wish you well. Sharon

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/6/2011 10:53PM

    How frustrating for you. good to see you when you can.

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MAWDOT35 11/6/2011 10:05PM

    Linda, I'm so sorry you are having so much trouble. Can you get DSL through you phone co. there? We got DSL as soon as it was available here and we can stay online 24/7. I hope you find a good solution soon.

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MEADSBAY 11/6/2011 8:44PM

    I hate when I'm traveling or somehow busy and fall behind on my sparking.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2011 8:39PM

    Hope your Internet issues resolve ASAP!

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MSLZZY 11/6/2011 7:07PM

    Ah, technology! Sorry for the frustration but I will be patient. Do the best you can. HUGS!

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GRAYGRANNY 11/6/2011 6:46PM

    Girlfriend I can remember you being so active that it made my head spin to try to keep up with what you were doing so don't apologize for something that you have no control on now!! I hope things get ironed out soon.....but yes, keep complain g about the service if you are not satisfied. I don't know how it works for ISP's but with my sister's cell phone she kept complaining about calls being dropped and she was able to go with another provider because her service was not satisfactory.........wishing you luck there girl!!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/6/2011 6:28PM

    Internet glitches are so frustrating . . . and internet has become something that all of us rely upon in so many aspects of our lives.

No one would ever consider you to be less than super supportive!! Not to worry.

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ASILLA 11/6/2011 6:26PM

    Thank-you for keeping us updated and for all that you do :D

ps,luv your cute page change!

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MARTY19 11/6/2011 5:08PM

    I have a bundle package (phone, tv, and internet) and while expensive, it does keep me connected. At least until the power dies. LOL! Hang in there. You'll find something reliable.


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SUSIEPH1 11/6/2011 4:18PM

    Love you too Linda!!
hope you can get it all sorted out!!
hugs emoticon

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MNABOY 11/6/2011 4:14PM

    If it isn't the service it seems to be the equipment!
Do what you can and vent.

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QUILTINGB52 11/6/2011 3:37PM

    Sorry to hear you are having trubs with your ISP ~ just keep complaining, until they provide you with what they promised!

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NEW-CAZ 11/6/2011 3:30PM

    So frustrating, sorry Linda. I hope it's soon resolved emoticon

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CHUNKSTER63 11/6/2011 3:19PM

    Dear Ray

I am going through the same thing they prommise so much but when it gets right down to it you pay so much and get so little it is amazing that there are no regulations they have to follow it drives me crazy too..

Chunk emoticon emoticon

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    I am sorry. I know it can be very frustrating.


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LINDAJ0621 11/6/2011 1:03PM

    Sorry to hear that. These companies charge high prices & do not provide good service. Hope you find a solution. I had to switch companies, but I am paying a whole lot more than I would like.

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TUDI4480 11/6/2011 12:41PM

    Whoa. Now this is a bummer. Geez. I hope your ISP comes through for you. Just for the heck of it, why not call the satellite company and see if they'd be willing to reinstall to have your business again. Also, be sure to read the fine print on your new contract to see if they have horrible monetary gotchas if you leave before the contract is up.

I hope it's all better soon.

See you on the Walk to Rivendell when you can...

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BAKERBARBARA 11/6/2011 12:37PM

    I love your turkey background!! Good luck with your internet! We have Verizon and there are no towers nearby...our cell phones work great, but the internet comes and goes. That's the price we pay to live out in the country, though!!

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JOANOFSPARK 11/6/2011 12:30PM

    what a bummer....I know how frustrating it can be.....and we understand ..will send up prayers that your internet connection will be solved in a positive way...for you.... emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 11/6/2011 12:03PM

    My problem is my computer and my laptop - they both have issues I don't know how to fix, although I keep trying. They both belong to the company, and we have no IT person - so would have to pay out of pocket and PRAY to be reimbursed "someday". SO not an option!!!!! But I sure understand what you're going through. Hang in there! Today I'm on a hotel business center computer. So refreshing! It works!!!!

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SAMI199 11/6/2011 11:25AM

    Total Bummer-hang in there...


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PURPLENUT 11/6/2011 11:22AM

    Hello to you, as well! Hope you have a great day, also emoticon

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GRANDMACOO 11/6/2011 11:09AM

    We live in a rural area and sometimes struggle with internet connections, so I understand about connectivity problems. We thought about using our Satellite for connecting, but, besides from the cost, that goes out during monsoon season or when it's windy. Certainly not a great option for us.

Hope you are able to get better service soon.

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MILLIE5522 11/6/2011 10:59AM

    I'm glad you are still with us! emoticon

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    Stupid internet companies we had the same problem they don't think about anything honestly but we understand and well be here love ya too

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DESTINYE 11/6/2011 10:55AM

    Hope you get it figured out!

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