Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday's Critters

My internet isn't stuttering anymore. The modum actually arrived on the day it was supposed to. I followed the enclosed directions to upgrade modems and managed to get it connected properly. Then the directions said to go to the website and activate the modem. Answer me this. How are you going to go to the website when you don't have an internet connection because your modem needs activated? Hmm. So, I had to call the cable company and stay on hold for umpty ump million years, after being directed by an annoying automated voice! Whatever happened to customer service. I merely want to talk to an actual person, not say what your problem is and then wait while the not-too-bright automated voice tells you she doesn't understand, after which she goes about repeating her previous does-not-apply menu. Rant finished. Internet now working properly.

Last evening I went with JD to harvest our pumpkins. While he hunted down the pumpkins and piled them up in the grass, I chased after a couple of dragonflies. 


White Tail





Skimmer


Back to the fair. These two little piggies were snuggled up and sleeping. 

Linking to  Saturday's Critters

22 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos of the dragonflies! I would imagine those pigs will be in that same position many times during their lives. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

the pigs are so cute! lovely dragons, too! hooray for working modems!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome captures of the dragonflies.. And the two piggies are adorable.. A wonderful critter post.. Thanks so much for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love the piglets. They are so cute!
The dragonflies are beautiful. Great captures.
I especially love your rant. You said that perfectly. I agree.

Ginny said...

I am so glad for you that you are finally back up and running! Yes, I remember the wonderful days when a real person answered every customer service call! It used to be wonderful! Oh my, what amazing shots! The dragonflies are so awesome! They never land for me. Just keep flitting around really fast.

Stephanie said...

Love the pigs! Beautiful dragonflies and you did good on the modem.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I'm glad you have a working modem again. The dragonflies are gorgeous and the piggies are so cute.

Hannah said...

Yes, such a hassle setting up and even dealing with a modem. Your dragonfly shots are great, I don't know if I have seen that one before. The piglets are cute.

LV said...

Glad you finally resolved your computer problems. I understand about hanging on the phone for hours and still not getting anywhere. I have had nothing but trouble since April with a new Dell. They have not been able to fix. I gave p on them and just use it until one day it stops. It blacks out now and then, comes back on telling me what happened. Do you think I can get Dell to understand. No way. I love the little oigs.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Glad your internet issues are behind you now. Automated systems - argh!

Beautiful dragonflies and the sleeping piglets are very cute!

Lindy

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I'm glad you have internet now. Your dragonfly pictures are so clear. Pretty dragonflies!

Marie said...

So glad you are back in proper working order! Hate all the annoying problems with getting some help though...wow, glad that's finally over for you! :-) Love your beautiful dragonfly photos, and those cute piglets!

bettyl-NZ said...

So glad your internet is fixed! Your dragonflies are just beautiful and those little piggies are so sweet!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Ok back in business with the modem.. Yay! I still haven't seen a dragonfly here.. I will just enjoy yours!

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat photos of the dragonflies! Cute piggies!

I'm not a fan of automated answering machines either when you need help either.

Amy Burzese said...

Would we be better off without internet? Sometimes I think so. Anyhoo, those dragonflies are superb (I can just see you chasing them with the camera) and those little piggies just too cute.

Jocee said...

Wow, beautiful dragonfly's, I've never seen blue ones.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, my husband LOVED the great capture of dragonflies, really beautiful♡♡♡ And sweet little pigs:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Stewart M said...

Nice little piglets!

The modern Catch 22 - "we will email you instructions to access you email"

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love it, 'umpety-ump.' I know exactly what you mean!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Halcyon said...

Glad your internet problems are over. THere is NOTHING worse than calling up those automated machines. :S
Your dragonflies are exceptional. So much detail. And love the piggles!!!

Rose said...

I love that shot of the two little piggies!

Glad you got your new modem.

I tell you having to call for any kind of help almost raises my blood pressure...just thinking of it does it.