18 February 2017

A bad port causing packet loss — and a seascape

The DSL connection here in N.C. is plagued by "packet loss" and "a bad port" at the central switching station a few miles from where my mother lives. In other words, we are dead in the water, or nearly. I just managed, despite the slow, spotty connection, to upload four photos that I took yesterday afternoon. It took about 20 minutes.


"Dead in the water" is an appropriate metaphor because this is a water view that I took from the eastern end of the Bogue Banks barrier island. In it, on the horizon, you can see the lighthouse out at Cape Lookout, 10 miles distant. This photo and the ones I'll be posting over the next few days will give you a flavor of the environment here in the Morehead City, N.C., area.

I've prepared and will post a few more such blog "postcards", because the tech support rep at the phone company said not to expect the DSL line to be repaired before late Monday afternoon. By the way, today is my mother's birthday. I won't give away her age.

14 comments:

  1. Hapy birthday Mary Allen and many happy returns of the day. I'm sure you're enjoying Ken's visit. Stay in good health.

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    1. MA asked me to thank you for the birthday wishes, CHM. We're having a good week, even though the internet connection is flaky and we've been having a problem with chirping and beeping smoke detectors for the past 24 hours. The weather has been nice.

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  2. That picture would make a great painting. When I first read the title to your post, I thought the phrase "bad port" referred to a bottle of wine or a harbor for a ship, lol.

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    1. She says thanks and all the best to you.

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  4. She is at least 21 and deserves a flower for each year. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

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  5. Thanks for taking the time to post this beautiful photo. Happy Birthday, Mary Allen- so glad Ken is in town to celebrate with you!

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    1. MA of course sends her best to you and Lew. She just made herself a birthday cake -- well, a pound cake -- without telling me she was going to make one. There was a potluck brunch at Ekklesia this morning and people wished MA a happy day.

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  6. Happy Birthday to MA and what a sweet birthday present to have her "boy" there with her. That always makes me happy <3

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    1. MA says thanks for the good wishes. We are having a nice visit.

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  7. Very best birthday wishes to MA and thanks, Ken, for the lovely NC coast photo.

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    1. I told MA that you sent birthday wishes and she said to tell you thanks. Hope you are well.

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