For Want of a Nail…

Anne has been bugging me to post more. I suppose I did get pretty lazy during the Holiday season so last night I finally decided to get off my duff and write up a post.

But I wanted to write the post on my laptop in my bedroom…
But all the pictures were on my desktop PC so I needed to set up Remote Desktop…
But the firewall is configured to block Remote Desktop so I needed to change the router setup…
But the wireless router was filling in for my real Internet router so I needed to swap the two…
But the real Internet router wasn’t getting a link light from my PC so I needed to check the connection…
But the test tool failed the connection so I needed to rewire the jack…
But the jack was behind the credenza so I needed Nancy’s help to move the credenza…

After Nancy helped me move the credenza I crawled in behind it and proceeded to rewire the jack. As I was sitting there with the wires and my tools Nancy asked me “What made you decided to do this right now?” I answered sheepishly, “Uhhh, because I wanted to post on our website?”

It reminds me of that old poem:

For want of a nail
the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe
the horse was lost.
For want of a horse
the rider was lost.
For want of a rider
the battle was lost.
For want of a battle
the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want
of a horseshoe nail.

Fortunately I was able to wire the jack so that it passed the connection test which meant I could switch the routers which meant that I could configure Remote Desktop through the firewall which meant I could then post from my bedroom and still access the pictures from the desktop PC downstairs. Unfortunately, I got sidetracked again after I switched the routers because I decided to finally get wireless printing working from Nancy’s laptop which she has been bugging me to do for some time. By the time I got the wireless printing working it was time for bed. Maybe tonight I’ll post something. Of course, I could also get sidetracked and end up on a ladder in the kitchen replacing light bulbs.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. anne

    I didn’t understand half of all that computer stuff you were talking about..

  2. BYUFan

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was an interesting assortment of people that sent me wishes on my birthday: Calls from my insurance agent, a counselor in the Bishopric (not sure how he knew it was my bday), and my friend Tracy, as well as a note on Facebook from Kelly, an email from my bank, and now comments on my blog from Lori.

  3. Lori

    Hey, and you did all that on the night of your own birthday, then wrote your post and didn’t even mention it was your day.

    Happy belated birthday. I hope you had a chance to do something fun before or after all that router business.

  4. Lori

    Step away from the lightbulbs and POST! (Unless, of course, you would rather get in your car, drive 1/2 hour to my house, and set up a little wireless printing action for moi?)

  5. mom

    Uh, when have you ever known mom to have nothing further to say… So here it is:
    You are young yet – wait until ten years have gone by and you are still in want of the same darn nail!

  6. mom

    Oh, I loved that post! And I do believe I’ll just sit here grinning and chuckling with nothing further to say….

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