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No Office - No Internet

Sunday, April 08, 2012

They came and moved me out of the office today - the Company could not pay the rent - or me. The owner moved everything to a small corner of my mother's basement - where there is no internet installed at all. He will get it set up (my job is totally dependent on the internet) but they have to do a complete new installation. I have no idea how long that takes. I feel so alone and cut off from the world. (My mother is still in Arizona).

I have an old laptop - no idea if it would work on wi-fi. Do wi-fi sites have places you can connect cables? The last time I used it (years ago) I had to plug something in - and that was in a hotel. It has no software, because I could never afford any. It probably has an ancient version of internet explorer....The laptop itself was a gift - years ago.

I'm logging everything as far in advance as I possibly can - I'm pretty consistent with my diet and exercise. Hopefully that will protect some of my streaks. But SparkPeople - and so many of you - have become my lifeline.

Please send messages and comments - even if I don't answer right away. Whenever I get online, I will be hoping, hoping, hoping that I heard from you. I feel so lonely already. I'll still be on tomorrow morning - then, who knows when.

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    Sorry to hear about that but be ready. Soon your day is coming....Well we have wifi but we had to connect a box into our computer & get wifi. Also you could also buy the little gadget from Clear for about $100 & pay like $45 a month for internet. It would probably be cheaper to Att which is like $24 a month.

    God bless & you can make it!

    2114 days ago
    Sorry things aren't going good for you right now but keep trusting the Lord ! I think you can plug in at a Mcdonalds i have seen other people do it i don't know much about wi-fi ! HAVE A HAPPY EASTER MY FRIEND ! emoticon
    2114 days ago
    Oh dear sweet Leah, I don't know what to say.......idea.....open up your bible and read, read how much Jesus loves you, the Psalms is a good place to see how much you are loved.

    Everytime in my life I go through stuff like that I head for Psalms and just soak and drown in His love....I really don't know what else to say.

    You really are loved and appreciated and valued and special.

    Just know as a fact and the truth this will not last forever

    The book of Psalms has seen me through every life altering obstacle because the love and grace and truth of Jesus makes everything right all the time. No matter what may be happening all around you just focus on the book of Psalms or another book that just feeds your spirit and soul.. I don't know what feeds your spirit and soul but what feeds mine is the book of Psalms.

    You hurt then the entire body of Jesus is hurting and not functioning up to par. emoticon

    Oh Yes, I forgot, in the book of Isaaiah in the first, second or third chapter it tells how God sits in heaven just laughing at the devil and all his demons that are trying to take us down.

    Love really is the answer and being secure in knowing His love will and does protect you and keep you safe even when all is falling apart all around you.
    2114 days ago
    Oh dear..... life without Spark is hard enough, but without the whole internet could be AWFUL!

    You might want to:
    Check your local library for internet access... they ought to be able to help you, both WIFI and plugged in...
    2114 days ago
    Hey, Sweetie, I have been sick, but I am still here, friend! You are not alone! This too will pass. Just tie a knot and hang on! Take it in the now, a minute at a time! I will write! I will also call as soon as I can without coughing or being so dizzy! You are in my thoughts and prayers! I am so sorry this is something you have to go through! Is it possible for you to gain temp employment where you live? Can you do what you were doing, but for another Company? Am wondering when your Mom returns? Everyone had good ideas! Best Buy is good for advice and you can go to libraries and other places to use computers. Let us know if we can help you with any other questions!
    Love & Hugs!
    2114 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Try going to Best Buy or some computer store where the Geeks hang out & work...they will be able to steer you in the right direction as to where you can find free computer time-& help you with your laptop...My son-a Geek Supreme worked there for a year & they are happy to help. Hang in there & Happy Easter.

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    2114 days ago
    You can use the collegs computers and the libaries computers here and you don't have to be a member. Only sign in and show and idea. Ask around. Your in my thoughts.
    2114 days ago
    You could always take the old laptop in to your local computer service people and get them to put Windows 7 on it so you can use wifi....but that may be very expensive depending on how much they charge in your area.
    2114 days ago
    wow that is really a bummer. i feel for you. if i didn't have my computer i don't know what i would do. i am really sorry they took your computer out of your office and your mother is in arizona. where are you at? My name is kathy. I am from Washington State. and just started Sparks in February. of 2012. I only have 12 friends so if you want to add me i will write to you. i really hope you can get wireless internet. dial up needs a plug in the wall, or cable. i use to have that also with an old dell my son had from highschool. then i got a toshiba about three years ago. a lap top. so i got wireless internet. i hope you still have a job. anyway i am concerned for you. I hope all goes well. Kathleen
    2114 days ago
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