Wednesday, January 11, 2006

DSL or Adoption?

I'm not sure which is the bigger news tonight. The fact that I got DSL hooked up in my house, or that my husband finally, finally, made a commitment to adopting a child.

Now, you may ask: "Is she insane? Of course adoption is a bigger deal."

However, the adoption will take place if and only if all paperwork gets done and hoops get jumped through. So, it still feels, well, theoretical.

We agreed tonight -- upon deciding to re-finance the house -- to take a little extra money to start an adoption fund. That was a big decision, and one that I'm sure I'll understand the gravity of in the future. One might even call it a miracle.

This theoretical miracle was only competed with by a more immediate one. After seeing a Qwest representative at my doorstep on Monday, I thought I was set to go (Why is it that the Qwest techies always really nice dopey guys who want to chat, whose only credential is a scratched-up ID tag, but who other wise look like they might try a home invasion robbery?). But alas, the DSL line hookup didn't work, so I called the 800 number...then got blown off yesterday when they said they'd be at my house between 1 & 5 p.m. (WHO KEEPS THOSE HOURS?) and then finally showed up today -- a day late, but fortunately, armed with the ability to fix the problem at no charge to me.

Upon hookup, (I had a solid green light on the DSL modem) I couldn't get into the system, and that's when miracle #2 involving Qwest occurred: I called the 800 number again, and got someone who COULD ACTUALLY HELP ME! I talked to "Dan" for almost 30 minutes while he walked me through the various IP addresses, codes and passwords, to finally download MSN to my computer and be able to freely access the internet.

Now, I have the ability to download an episode of Desperate Housewives off of iTunes while talking on the phone with my mother, sister, or anyone else who calls me. That, to me, is something of a miracle in and of itself.

So, big developments at the house tonight.

Good ones, all.


Sheri said...

Wow! DSL & Adoption!?! Congrats on both! I have DSL now and I've also adopted so if you have any questions I can help answer... let me know. You are about to embark on a wonderful soul searching journey..... with the adoption!

Tammy said...

JULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know how I feel about this... DSL has saved my life (ie, we can visit more easily, lol), but adoption has made my life so much more wonderful than I could have ever imagined.

This is about the best news I could have gotten today. You are in for the ride of your life and it is an honor, truly, to ride along with you. You know I am here to whine to, to cheer with you, to offer an knowing, empathetic shoulder whenever you need it!

Signed, Tammy who is screaming across the prairies today... "Jules is gonna be a Momma!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on both counts!

Tesssvanessa said...


I have to say I love what I just read. I will be praying for you that the adoption process is a quick and smooth one. I'm so happy you've come to this decision!




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