Mercury and my internet connection

After an interesting week of computer and network connection problems at work, I woke up early this morning to discover that I had totally lost my own internet connection at home. After an hour of plugging and unplugging, switching on and off, and trying to get ready for work, too, it was  time to leave and start my workday. And then later on in the morning, my cell phone wouldn’t allow me to make a call.

What is going on here, I wondered?

I found out that it’s all because of Mercury. The planet. It’s retrograde.

The definition of retrograde is “moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating.

About 2-3 times a year, Mercury slows down so much in its movement that it appears to be going backward. We’re now in a retrograde period until May 11th. During this time, it’s not at all unusual for communications to go haywire, especially computers and any kind of communication devices. Oh, ok, so that’s what’s happening!

You can read more about this phenomenon here.

With all that said, I’ll be contacting Verizon when I get home tonight and, hopefully, this problem can be resolved quickly so I can share a cup of tea with you tomorrow morning. If you don’t hear from me, I am still trying to connect…..sigh…

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