My dark basement lair is now a tiny bit less dark, and New Delly is firing on all cylinders again! Farmer H must be exhausted.
morning, I caught him peeking at my new hub! There he was, in his
tighty whiteys, standing by the long couch, holding my new hub. I didn't
let on that I'd seen such a clandestine act. I was hobbling to the
bathroom, and I'm pretty sure Farmer H had just looked outside to see
how much snow might be impeding his trip to town for a secret breakfast.
figured that was a sign that Farmer H must be ready to hang my new hub
under the desk in my dark basement lair. After all, New Hub had been
laying on the long couch since Wednesday afternoon, and this was the
first interest Farmer H had shown him.
Around 5:00 on
Sunday evening, I hollered up to ask Farmer H if he wanted to crawl
under my desk with New Hub, or wait another day. He said, "Now is as
good a time as any. It will take about 5 minutes." So down the stairs he
clomped, cradling New Hub in the crook of his Pop-Arm elbow. And here's
the most DISTURBING and SHOCKING development.
took out the coily blue ethernet wire from the back of New Delly's
tower, and reconnected my red ethernet wire that runs down to the old
MY PRINTER HUMMED TO LIFE, AND PRINTED GENIUS'S LETTER FROM THURSDAY!
does THAT even happen? It was like there was totally nothing wrong with
that old hub! The connection was perfect. Not flickering. A yellow
light and an orange light shone steadily on the back of New Delly's tower, next to the
ethernet slot where I plugged the red cord.
Farmer H to go ahead and install New Hub. You never know when Old Hub
might stop working again. It had been a long week of intermittent
connection before he went kaplooey the first time. Now everything is
working like it has for years. Properly.
Oh, and Farmer
H went down to putter around in his basement workshop Monday afternoon,
the minute I went downstairs with my lunch to start internetting. Of
course having a thin wall of fiberboard between us was not to his
liking. He walked around to talk to me from the door of my lair. And
while there, HE noticed that the ceiling light was out, even though I've
told him several times, and it was out when he ran the coily blue
ethernet cord, and ever since the day we returned from taking The Pony
halfway back to college on January 2nd. So he got his ladder and put in a
Things are getting back to normal.