Our wireless service provider reports that Dolly’s landfall in Texas may affect our connectivity in Virginia:
Your connection communicates with the Internet through our gateway in Laredo, inland from Brownsville where the hurricane is expected to hit first. This means that your service may be affected, even if your local weather is mild. Even if your home or business is many miles away from the storm, you may experience a loss of service if the hurricane hits the Laredo area.
To complicate matters our dial-up service is wonky, too. Last week some drunken idjit hit the phone box a few miles down the road, knocking out everyone’s phone service. They fixed it, but ever since then our phone connection has been intermittent.
[Hmm…is there a patron saint for telephone service? They have one for every other conceivable endeavor. For example, Saint Valentine is the patron for bee keepers. I still haven’t figured that one out]
In any event, if you don’t hear anything from Gates, that’s why. Y’all can keep talking, but we won’t be able to correspond if both services go out at the same time.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to imagine life without the internet. As I told Pundita in a recent email, “what life?”