Wondering about wild grapes

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Internet is Still Down.

My Internet is still down.  My router is giving me a full signal but there is no Internet available.  I don’t know where the trouble is.  I plugged my phone into that jack and there is nothing but silence.  I will wait awhile, but I am sure I will have to turn on the Verizon Hot Spot and post this that way.

No, I decided to call them and of course I had to hold for the next available technician.  He asked me for the number of my DSL line so that he could "ping" it and locate where the problem is.  He came back on line and told me that it all checked out perfect and to try the Internet again.  I did, and all was working.  He then said that he had reports of rolling black outs yesterday and today.  So, I wander when it will roll this way again?

Gypsy, who writes On The Road Again, likes puzzles so I have a few word puzzles for her, and of course for all of you to solve.  For these first couple, just unscramble the letters:

1.  Twisted or Injury:   W-D-N-U-O

2.   Word describes "Delight" or "Tobacco" or "Bath":
       U-S-T-H-I-K-R

3.   Describes the following, "Fly" or "Rice" or "Omelet":
       S-A-H-P-I-N-S

4.   Forwards it means "witty" or "clever".  Backwards it means "people mover":
       R-S-M-T-A

OK, those were not very hard, were they?  Did you get them all?  Which one gave you the hardest time?  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?
    

7 comments:

  1. I think #2 has an error? I, too, love puzzles... and mysteries... Bill likes Suduku, which isn't my thing. Do you ever listen to NPR and Will Shortz? Or try to solve the "Car Talk" puzzle of the week?

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    1. You are right, the second "H" should be a "K".

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  2. I got all but the second one pretty quickly. Don't tell me the answer - I'll figure it out!.

    Even people who don't believe in astrology have problems with communications and devices during the period that Mercury is retrograde. Like now.

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    1. Got it! I love this kind of puzzle and am usually pretty good at them. I didn't time myself for answering them.

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    2. Yep, I figured you would like them. Good job, Gypsy.

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  3. All seemed to be of equal difficulty, but this is coming from a guy that can't spell.

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    1. I bet I am a worse speller than you are. Thank goodness for spell checkers. My wife is one of them.

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