Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Problem with Normal

I don't recall who said it, but there is a quote that goes something like "The problem with normal is it usually gets worse." Seems that has been the theme the last day or so.

I made it back to Denver.  The flight was about what I expected...crammed like sardine in a little metal tube hurling through the air at 400 knots or more. Of all the airlines I've flown on in the past few years, I have to say that Delta is helping lead the pack on the "make flying as miserable an experienced as possible" front. Glad I expect to be driving back.

After landing, I try to call my wife to let her know I'm in and to figure out where she would pick me up. My phone instantly goes from 50% power to 8% and refuses to make a call or send a text. Rebooting the phone doesn't help and I search for a power plug in the terminal. After about 10 minutes or so I get the phone charged up enough to make the call.  Guess my procrastination on finding a new phone will now be at an end and added to my tasks while I am in Colorado.

The next morning I find out that my wife has been having increasing problems with Internet connectivity at the house. I do all the usual troubleshooting with no luck. It seems that my 10 year old DHL modem might be a goner. I call CenturyLink tech support and the technician And I go through all the steps I just completed on my own (I wish they would just trust me when I tell them I already tried that). After 30 minutes, the technician comes to the same conclusion that I made. My replacement modem should be here Wednesday.  Too bad the modem couldn't have held on for just a couple more weeks.

So, it is starting to feel a bit like Deltaville around here. If it weren't for one of my neighbors failing to secure his WiFi, you would not be reading this now. So, it might be a couple days before another post as I try to repair my technology infrastructure. So, things are pretty "normal" around here.


  1. It looks like your land based technology is trying to tell you something.....

  2. Doh...fat fingered another one. Sorry Phil. His reply as copied from the email notice below.

    Phil Gow has left a new comment on your post "The Problem with Normal":

    Bruce Cockburn, 1983, "The trouble with normal..." :)

    I'm enjoying your blog!

    1. Didn't know it was a song...but a good axiom in life regardless. Glad you are enjoying the blog.