|Riley Facetiming me while I was in Bologna|
All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once. ~ Bill Watterson
|Vernazza during the rain|
At any rate, the group and I had all of our "stuff," and while we were in Bologna, the internet worked great. That was a good thing since BLVDS was in proof mode, and I was able to edit while I was there. We left Bologna on 28 October, the day the final proofs were coming through. Our apartments in Vernazza were to have internet, so I wasn't worried. First mistake.
"Can you sign on?" Kerri asked me not too long after we had lugged ourselves and our suitcases up 50+ STEEP steps to our Vernazza rooms. She was waiting for a few important emails from work.
"It shows I'm connected," I yelled back, "but I can't get anything to open." She couldn't, either. At the time, we blamed it on the horrendous downpour going on outside. We were, after all, in the Cinque Terre, an area on the rocky eastern coast of Italy. I asked the owner about the internet, and he told me that they were having problems in the rooms and that we could use the internet in the restaurant. While everyone ate, I edited BLVDS at our table, as did Kerri. After I complained again, the owner gave me a portable hot spot, which Kerri and I shared since it worked in only one room at a time. And, while it worked, it was slowslowslow because we were, after all, in a small town on the coast.
Rome would be better.
|What I needed after dealing with internet problems|
"Are you able to sign on?"
"No. Are you?"
OR, "I'm online, are you?"
"Yes... No.... Yes.... Wait...."
OR, "I give up."
"I gave up last Wednesday."
Paolo, the owner, wrote me yesterday and apologized. He told me that he's planning to get a new service provider and hopes that that will take care of the problem.
So, we're home, and the internet is working. Yay!
Excuse me.... I have a meeting in an hour, so I need to pack up everything and get ready.
See you back in Venice tomorrow.