Okay, folks- the Gods of Blog are conspiring against me. It's hard enough to post (and read) regularly when you live in a cabin in Wyoming that isn't wired for telephone or cable, but lately I haven't even had much internet time at work. On top of that, my laptop decided quite out of the blue that it no longer has any interest in connecting wirelessly to anything at all. It's as if I'm suddenly back in my dorm room, circa 1997, staring at the monitor of my unconnected Gateway, a cut-off island in the nascent World Wide Web, dividing my time between Microsoft Works and SimCity2000. Of course my laptop is far more portable than that old dinosaur was, but I would have had just as much luck hauling that monster into the library the other week as I did with my lightweight year-old Compaq. That is to say none, although at least carrying a mid-90s desktop around would have given me some real exercise.
And it really sucks because I actually have been writing posts and I even made another (completely awesome) video. I can't upload any of it, though, until I can get my computer to once again realize its own wireless potential. And the government prohibits me from plugging a flash drive into the unit I'm currently typing on, so I'm not left with many options. This is the first shift I've had in two weeks in which I've had the luxury of an hour here or there to sit down and bang out this sorry excuse for a post about making sorry excuses. Damn it!
But Courtney has been pushing me to explore our internet options at our rather remote residence because once she arrives (one week!), chica's gonna want some net. There are options, the primary one being mobile broadband from Verizon, but I'm not a big fan of signing a two- or even one-year contract, and not a cheap one at that, for something we'll only need for five months. And it probably wouldn't even work all that great.
But hey- I've been getting into the mountains a little bit and the weather is finally looking up. It stopped snowing! I'm in short sleeves at work! The sun glints blindingly off the highest snowfields with the brilliant fluorescence of a thousand angels!
Sorry. It got away from me a bit there.
Point is, I miss reading all of you and I'm doing everything in my power to get the situation under control. Until then, I'm going climbing.