The new router came in the mail, and I put it aside until the house was clean! For once, I was rewarded for doing the right thing. I think that’s defined as doing what has to be done without too much complaining. In all fairness, I must say that John offered to help. It’s just that I couldn’t wait for it. Wonderful guests are coming Thursday evening, and my deadline for cleaning was Tuesday. The next two days will be spent in the kitchen so that I’ll be free to visit. John is one who needs adrenaline. If you aren’t one of those, you know a few. Urgency would not arise until the company hit the highway. I could see myself tripping over the vacuum on the way to the front door.
What I did was dangerous. My brain hardly functions after 6 pm, but I put off the router installation until John went to choir rehearsal. The fewer people wanting to be connected, the better. As is the norm now, the instructions were pictures on a card, a small card. I was to plug in the new device for power, hook it up to the modem, and download an app on the phone. Really? Was this written by someone with purple/orange hair? Without WiFi, my phone would not download anything, but it would put its load down. While still connected to the internet, I got the app before beginning to unplug things. Despite my reading everything six times, the process went smoothly.
Connecting one computer to the internet was the tip of the iceberg. Without a trumpet fanfare, I was able to hook up two phones, two tablets, a desktop computer, and a laptop. The only thing left hanging was the printer. It has taken a printer vacation – it’s offline. I quit when John came home. Here’s hoping brilliance will strike when we unplug everything to rearrange the wires behind the desk. Thank heavens this turned out to be a good set-up process and did not set me up for disaster!
Meanwhile, during the day, autumn is progressing nicely.