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Dear Router

I am sorry. I am so very sorry. I am sorry that I got frustrated and angry and took it out on you, an obvious innocent router. Poor little router all you were trying to do was your job of community service, and I was all impatient and sarcastic and certainly unappreciative. As a mother and a business owner, you would think I would have a little more empathy for you as the hub that is all.  Oh no. I even threatened to bury you in the backyard. I know, how rude. I am surprised you have not just shut the whole works down here.

I am begging for your understanding. See, when you do not work, not only do I not have internet or email I also have no phone. You know how I feel about not having a phone.

It has been a trying few days with a server migration and all that entails when you have two blogs and a merchant service account and a sock club subscription service and 10 different emails and a ticket system and … all the bugs that pop up and bring everything to a grinding halt and just when you think you have worked through the very last one and all is well…then BOOM nothing not a damn thing will print.

I am not proud, truly I am not. But you must be able to see that it just might have been a little too much in one day. Especially when (and I hate to admit this but it is true) it is not a language I speak well. I can understand the basics but I am certainly not fluent and when things get this hairy one really needs more understanding then a simple “Type your IP here ma’am.”

I am so sorry. I had a lot to do today, and should have realized that you needed to be my top priority and that none of this ill will would have been expressed had I read the code on the wall.

Please forgive me. I do learn and will do much better next time. I promise tomorrow will be a better routed day.

  1. I have some Socks That Rock Sock Gate sitting in my lap as I type, having come over here to tell you how much I love this gift that showed up on my doorstep from Summiteers Nancy and JoAnne today, with a note saying Stephanie had approved it (and the t-shirt and the pin. Wow.) The skein is soft and pretty and colorful and cheers me, and if your language got colorful too, then that just means you were showing that little router the range of your talents. And that is okay.

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  3. denny #

    Dude thats a lot of work for one little wood working tool.  In my day all that routers did was make ugly signs, E-gad just look at the work load now.  Give the thing some candy, or a private room with another router, something to take the edge off. gees.

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  4. I’m glad to know that things have been patched up between you and the router. Arguments are always difficult when equipment is involved, especially when the equipment misunderstands what you need to do. That whole language barrier thing…

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  5. Hazel Smith #

    Thank you for the explanation. I couldn’t figure out WHAT was going on yesterday. I am not the most tech savvy person in the world-I CAN do email, but that’s about it other than word processing. Glad to hear all is well and I can re-bookmark your site. Cheers, Hazel.

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  6. You know I am not a violent type. But, in my experience, pleading with or apologizing to tech equipment is rarely productive. Sometimes it just needs a swift slap across the interface.

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  7. Alice in the Heartland #

    Glad to hear you and your router are back on speaking terms. Love Denny’s and Judy’s reply. Wish I could come up with swift responses like those. Still trying to catch up on sock club and get pressie’s finished. Maybe by Christmas. Hugs, Alice

    ps still love the “passwords” your blog requires before posting a comment from this end. Today’s word for me is “possible”

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  8. Braizyn #

    Like you, my patience level with IT equipment is a moving target.  Sometimes I understand that computers and all their attendant buddies, like routers, etc. are really really stupid and need us humans to tell them what to do,, added spaces or punctuation.  And I treat them from that perspective.

    Other times I wanna throw them across the room.

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  9. sj #

    Uh-oh!  Sounds like this is circular, with the router being able to kill the PHONE.

    Land lines can be good, just so you can call the field service.

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  10. You have to be very careful the Machines can read your mind and attitude. Even if you do not swear at them out loud they know what you are thinking of saying. And it does not matter which machine you try they are all in the same union. They also sense your desperation and the more desperate you are the worse things get.

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  11. ann #

    Dear Tina

    You are too funny! by the way, I just started socks with silkie lapis STR and OMG do I love this yarn…

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  12. Hey mate, amazing article! please continue this great work..

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