The Thaw…Unforeseen Consequences?

Everyone have a great weekend? Good. Mine was, uh, interesting, to say the least.

Things have been melting around here, which is good.

But that meant a lot of snow turned into a lot of water, really fast.

I think that affected our phone lines. The main line was scratchy for a while. And after that it went out totally.

On Friday, our internet was going really slow—and for dial-up, that’s saying a lot. Friday I was getting 9,600 bytes per second (down from 26,400 bytes normally).

Many internet connections are 40 or 50 times faster, just to start with.

You can laugh. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Laughter’s good for you, anyway. And if reading about this gives you a chuckle, that’s awesome.

Over the weekend, internet speed was back to normal. I have no idea what happened on Friday. Maybe some water froze around a line, or whatever.

Sunday, I got more reading done, and did some research on laptops and all-in-one computers, just for the heck of it.

Today the internet’s fine, but the other phone’s still down. Someone is supposed to come over today, and fix it.

Unforeseen consequences? Sure. But I was able to get a lot of work done on a story for a themed issue of an online fiction magazine. The end of this week was the deadline to get something submitted for consideration. I got my manuscript sent off today.

Did I mention this is the last week of February? Oh, okay. Now I did.

Let’s make it memorable.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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