The time of year when those of us with iffy connections have even more trouble getting onto the internet.
It happened last year and the year before when I was living in a different suburb, so when I had hours of frustration Saturday afternoon, I wasn't all that surprised.
For most of November, I've been able to connect and stay connected from about 9-9.30pm until I go to bed.
10-10.30 is my bedtime, so I don't have much time to zip around and visit all my favourite people.
Saturday, even 9.30pm was frustration hour here, I managed to read one email and after that every page I tried to load just took way too long, or I got a window saying that Firefox could not find the server. I hadn't been able to connect at all until 9pm when I read the one email.
I guess all the airwaves were jammed.
If I remember correctly, this will go on pretty much in this fashion now until after Christmas, with another disruptive few days over the New Year period.
I still have the early morning option. If I choose to get up and turn on the computer at any time before about 7.30am, things work out just fine.
Saturday night, after shutting down at 9.45pm and stomping out of the room, I was asleep almost immediately and got up Sunday morning at 4am.
Since this is the cool time of day here in our Summer, that's what I'll be doing. Until the Christmas/New Year busy times are over for another year.
I'll use the time to do pre-scheduled posts as well as reading other blogs.