Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Restoration...

For some reason, I didn't sleep very well the last couple of nights.  It seemed I couldn't stay asleep.  Just kept waking up.

You would think after shovelling snow Sunday night, that I would have been so tired, that I would have slept like a log, but it didn't happen. 

In fact, I was in so-o much pain, I could hardly get to sleep.  Not to mention the cramping I've had since.  Oh well.  That's life!  At least, that's my life.

Yesterday, I met with my friend A for lunch.  Well, actually, since my mechanic is located just around the corner from where A lives, we met at my mechanic's.  My van was overdue for an oil change and I needed an interior light changed, for it was burned out.  Thank you A, for both chauffeuring me to and from my mechanic's and for celebrating your birthday and Christmas with me.

Together, we celebrated A's birthday by feasting at Red Lobster, for lunch.  We enjoyed a delicious meal and a great time of fellowship.  Happy Birthday (for Wednesday) A!

It's a rather melancholy time of the year for me and other widows, but even more so for my friend A.  My heart breaks for her.  Tomorrow may be her birthday, but today is the anniversary of her husband's death. 

I know how hard it is for her, for I know how much she loved and still loves and misses her husband, B.  Anyone who thinks it is easy to get on with life, doesn't have a clue about reality. 

A, know that I prayed for you, today.  May God bless you, lift you up, encourage you and help you through this heartbreaking time.  May God be with, and restore you, me and all widows/widowers who are lonely and still grieving.

Today, I had to be home between 1:00 - 6:00 pm.  Bell Canada (BC) was sending out a technician to repair my internet problem.  The problem was I couldn't get on-line!

Over the last few weeks, I had experienced some problems I had never had to contend with, before.  Sometimes, I was on-line and I thought my computer froze up, but I quickly realized it wasn't my computer freezing up, it was a case that my internet would cut out.  Getting connected again, was a problem at times, but not as bad as it had been the last couple of days.

Previously, I had thought about contacting BC, but I absolutely hate contacting them, especially when I don't get connected to BC, but instead get connected usually with BI (Bell India)!  Please know that I mean no harm to anyone from India when I say this. 

It's really just that when I call Bell Canada, I expect to get Bell Canada.  While I am glad that BC is providing employment for people in India, I must say that I think it is a shame all the same, that they are not employing people right here at home, in Canada.  After all, we have unemployed people here, too.

Last night, after posting my Life with Lynnie entry, my internet died and I couldn't get on-line again, at all!  So, I called BC.  Don't faint!  I actually got Bell Canada!  They checked the line and told me there was definitely a problem and would send a technician out, today.

Technician B arrived after 5:00 pm and once he fixed the problem by changing my modem (because the old one was dead) told me that the line coming into my unit was a great one and suggested I contact Bell, to find out why my service is actually working more slowly than it should. 

I suppose after I get sorted around for Christmas and once I have some time, I'll have to do this.

As soon as BC's technician B left, I came on-line to write this entry.  Yea!  My internet has been restored!  Thank you, B; may God bless you, richly!


Until next time...

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