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No Router For Me!

So yesterday – after an EXHAUSTING amount of time on the phone with my internet provider – my computer problem is FINALLY SOLVED.

Problem?  Faulty wireless router

Solution?  Bypass the router – go directly from the computer into the modem.

Now this would be simple – if we didn’t also have Greg’s office upstairs and his precious laptop.  We use the router so that he can also have internet upstairs.  So while we wait for the new one to arrive – we will have to “share” the internet by disconnecting and reconnecting the chord – or going  completely insane – which ever comes first.

Shawn, Greg and I were noticing there was a problem – for some time now.  We keep “resetting” the router – or restarting the computer – both of them – to see if we could solve it – or somehow will this sick and dying router to BE HEALED and work properly.  I think we were all in denial.  Even when calling to try to find out why the computer wouldn’t load my internet server – the three service people weren’t too bright either – because they had me do a series of crazy “quick fixes” – which worked for a little while – and put a band-aid on the problem – but did NOT solve the issue permanently.   It was only when the 4th person took in all the information and then went right to the source – that I was able to find the actual problem.

If only there were such simple solutions in life as just “bypassing a router” and getting on with things.  *sigh*  We all know that isn’t possible.  Maybe that would end our frustration.  Maybe and maybe not.  Sometimes we are also in “denial” – we think somehow if we can just ignore it – or worse yet – try to will the “sick and dying” thing to heal itself and function properly.  But some things we cannot heal.  Even as much as we want it.  And we have to accept that.  Go right to the source.  And disconnect.  Totally bypass.  And get on with our lives.  This is a great mystery.  This is a great dilemma.  This is called wisdom – and life. And for me – it’s the way I must live.  I will not go back.

I am praying for all my friends today – that you will never go back.  That you will surround yourself with healthy and positive people who believe in you and will not hinder you – emotionally or in any other way.

God Bless

Comments on: "No Router For Me!" (7)

  1. For some people, “disconnecting” from their past – bad relationships, mistakes, tragedies – is very, very difficult. For others, it seems that God has given them a resilient grace to move on as if nothing happened. I wish I was the latter, but I am not. I tend to be my own worst critic. I have to work hard at not replaying the “tapes” in my head of stupid decisions, ugly mistakes, negative relationships and missed opportunities. I sure wish I could just bypass those things but the flesh and the devil seem to know just when to bring those kinds of things up. I have yet to experience complete victory over my “router”. Someday. Hopefully, someday.

    • Well me too. It IS hard to disconnect – and like you I tend to replay things over in my head and “beat myself up” way too much. Ugh. But that is why we NEED each other on our journey to help to encourage and build each other up – remind one another just how awesome we are – when feeling down. The past does not have to DEFINE us. But in a way we are WHO WE ARE because of the decisions in the past that we made. I like to think that I am a wiser and better person who has healthier relationships in my life NOW because of what I’ve learned from the negative ones. And someday – like you – I will feel that is enough and can move on with little regret – a total disconnect if you will.

  2. May we all learn to “unplug” the bad things in our lives. Blessings,


    Thorns and Myrtles

    • Thanks Eden – I agree – learning to “unplug” is sometimes the hardest thing emotionally to do. But SO necessary.

      • I hope you don’t mind – I have added you to my live feed on the right side of this page so I can keep track of your new writings – you are a very gifted writer!

  3. Oh how frustrating! We had the very SAME issue over the Christmas holidays. Had to buy another router too. I don’t think they last very long. This is our 3rd one in about as many years!

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