Saturday, September 29

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm

Some of you might know that we dropped our land line last Thursday in exchange for lightening fast DSL service & 2 cell phone #'s. Since then our "lightening fast" DSL has been intermittent at best.

I've spent hours (yes, hours) on the cell phone with their tech support. One guy even wanted me to repeatedly enter my login & password in order to "trick" the server. I laughed. Did he want me to sneak up on it too? We've had multiple visits from their local technician, a fellow we've known for years who tells us he's retiring from said company in January because they are so frustrating.

Because I can only take so much nonsense, I took matters into my own hands.

Today, which is day #9 of this fiasco, during another "episode of disconnect" I manipulated the modem/router, started from scratch with log-ins & passwords, and received an entirely new error message.

"password not valid, please verify & try again"

Please! This is the very same password that I've used for my internet connections for the last 10 years! Suddenly you don't want to recognize it?! I did not type it in wrong. I did not have my CAPS LOCK on. I know this password like my body knows how to breathe. What is going on?!

So guess who I called? Again. This time, for the first time, I was connected with a very sweet, English-speaking, woman. She was to the point, asked for specifics, and did not leave me waiting while she "conferred with an associate."

She reset my password, we said our adieus and I've been surfing, just fantastically, ever. since.

I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Pumpkin Patch

We enjoyed a morning at the Pumpkin Patch with our homeschool group. Of course the weather had been balmy the day before, but what's a trip to the patch without clouds, mist, and winter-wear.

Carrot Harvest


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Earning Their Keep


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Wednesday, September 19

No, we haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Some days I wouldn't mind disappearing as if I had, but alas, we are still very much here at Anderson Adventures.

Back when I became an official blogger, one who posted regularly, I determined that most of my posts would be for me, so that I could look back and recall what the kids had done, places we'd traveled, funny things they said, etc. If posts made little or no sense to the faithful reader, I wasn't really concerned. I just wanted this blog for our remembrance.

Sadly, most of my last few posts are just fluff, and I'm going to try to avoid this from here on out.

The posts may come with only slightly more frequency, but I am determined to write again. Aren't you lucky? LOL.


As I type this I am reminded of something that I've wanted to share with you for a couple of weeks. Remember that we are the proud owners of 14 chickens? Well, back in April we thought we received all hens. Imagine our surprise about a month ago.... Why, one of our hens is sporting bigger tail feathers than her sisters! And much thicker legs! And lonnnngggg flowing neck feathers!

I present to you:

FABIO, the guard rooster.

He hasn't crowed at dawn as far as I know, but he'll let you know when someone pulls in the driveway, or if the kids are playing on the jungle gym, cause boy, that really ticks him off when the kids are havin' fun.

I'll leave you with what you might hear if, heaven forbid, you ventured near the trampoline to have any fun: