We've had a right week or two here on the technological front. The Ball & Chain, ever the techno wannabee, had us changed from whatever cable TV service we had, to Comcast Digital. Now apparently we get our TV, phone and Internet all in one bundle, for a lot less per month than we used to. (Most bills in the US come monthly rather than quarterly.) Which is all well and good except, in the interim, some strange things have been happening.
Like the e-mail I got via my I-phone, on which can pick up my e-mails when I am alert and able to figure out how to do it. I even replied to this e-mail, but when I went into the same account on my computer, it was nowhere. Now, I'm used to losing things. Every day there is a frantic, and often dramatic search for my house/car key. Sometimes I come in the back door, and sometimes the front, so the keys could be hanging on one of two hooks. Sometimes the phone is ringing as I enter the house, so the keys are flung in a mad-dash to get there before it clicks into voicemail. (Isn't that why we have voicemail - to let people that you miss leave a message?) As I said, I'm used to losing things, so I knew to search in every e-mail folder just in case I had filed it in "school" instead of "writing". Nowhere. I looked in the "deleted" and "junk" folders, and even did a search on the guy's name. Not a whisper. Does anyone know if they've invented cyber poltergeists yet? Hmmmm.
Anyway, another thing that happens every so often is that I have a fit of organizing, and attempt to delete the junk that comes through the filter and into my "in" box. This takes some doing because I have to delete them individually, to prevent deleting important ones (which should be filed somewhere else, I know). Then when I come back the next time, there they all are again, sitting in my "in" box, undeleted. Grrr.
And the reason for the bloggery apology - I like to get around. Other blogs I mean. I try not to leave inane or boring comments, but I do usually say something. In the last few days I've noticed that none of my comments are visible where I left them. These aren't blogs "waiting for approval" either - in which case I might be even more worried to be honest. No. Once again, the cyber poltergeist is at work, leaving everyone gossiping about me and commenting on the fact that I haven't been commenting. (Like you all have nothing better to do.)
But I have been commenting. I promise!!!