Out of six tries, I was able to finally post another picture (this one of Zoe). While I sat at computer with my new Watercolor magazine, I tried again and again, one right after another to post a photo. Ta-Da!
Yesterday, a young man from Wichita Online, a wireless company, came by the house to see if we could receive their wireless. The first thing the guy did was to climb up on the roof of my house and look around - I never saw him with any sort of gadget that might seek wireless reception. He looked off toward Bray (approx. 10 mi. away) and then said, "No, you cannot get wireless. You should try satellite." After explaining to him that I had Hughes and what my problem was with Hughes, he said he could take a look. Later he added that he used to work for Hughes - sort of , maybe, I kind of doubt it. But at the time, I told him that that if he could make my computer able to upload photos, I would gladly pay him. You know, letting a stranger look at your computer is a bit like letting someone look through your underwear drawer. It gave me an icky feeling, but I was desperate.
The more the guy talked, the more worried I became. He was very nice and polite, but I don't think he knew anymore about computers than I. He did look at my dish, run some speed tests, and tried updating something from Hughes - all to no avail. Several times his words were a contradiction to other things he said. At one point, he took the cord from my modem to my router and said it was "not right." He put my cord in his truck and brought me another one. Of course, the new cord did not change things either - I eventually made him bring back my cord. For some reason, he wanted to "get into my router" saying it was very old and outdated. I insisted that the router was not the problem, because we had bypassed the router several times and it still did not fix the problem. A couple of hours later, I still could not upload a photo to my blog, and my eye was twitching. It is hard to explain my feelings about this guy, but let's just say that he did not instill confidence. It was pretty much a waste of my afternoon.
This morning when I was able to post the painting below, I thought, "Yeha!" Then I tried to post the photo of Zoe - again and again. Although it finally posted, nothing has really changed. I was hoping maybe the guy actually fixed the connection, but I guess not.