The Week That Was, Post-Challenge 2016 Edition

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Tootsie Roll Pops. How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

Remember when the wrappers of Tootsie Pops had drawings of kids playing and having a good time on them? We used to say that if you got one with the picture of an Indian chief on it, you knew you were going to have a good day. Soon we figured out that the brown ones always had the picture on them, so those were the ones we took. Ah, the good old days…

The Week That Was

The A to Z Challenge for 2016 is history. I ended up with two themes, and managed to finish both. I am WAY behind in my commenting, both on my own blog and the blogs I follow. As I said last week, I will get around to see everyone, or as many blogs as possible, over the next few months.


Available at the A to Z Challenge blog

Had some technical problems at home: my modem kept resetting and it wasn’t always that simple to get my computer and all the other connected devices back on line. We’ve got two new subdivisions going up near us and Cobb EMC was doing overhead wire maintenance, and my cable Internet provider (whose name begins with C) has no idea that any of that work is going on. I’ve been able to call them and have them reset my modem, but yesterday the modem didn’t reset, so I had to talk to someone, who determined that the problem is my router. I put a different router in, it worked for a while, then the modem reset again. So, I’m replacing both, just to be on the safe side. If I continue having problems, I’ll know it’s them. The new combo unit will arrive sometime this week. If I find myself without Internet service in the meantime, I always have my personal hotspot.

My checkup went well, and I’m off to see a physical therapist a week from Wednesday to see if they can do something about the leg that collects water all day and waits for me to go to bed to empty.

I’ll be getting back on schedule this week, so all your favorite features will return, and all will be well then. That’s all for this edition of The Week That Was. See you soon!

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Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

5 thoughts on “The Week That Was, Post-Challenge 2016 Edition”

  1. For some reason, while I love tootsie rolls, the tootsie pops were never one of my favorites. Sorry to hear about your modem/internet issues. I was having my own problems last week with a computer that is from 2007 with software that is current. It is just too sloooow for me to work efficiently. Finally took advantage of some special financing yesterday to get a refurbished MAC. It will be here next week. Can’t wait! Hoping all goes well with your physical therapy! Have a great week.

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  2. Hi John – well done on finishing .. and with your computer glitching up … Good luck with your health and working out what can help your leg – congratulations all round … cheers Hilary

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  3. Don’t feel bad. I’m struggling to play catch up too. I’m hoping after today I’ll just be behind in my BOTB commenting. I too even have commenting on my own blogs to get back to. I think after Z hit, everyone decided to use the weekend to get some rest and finish catching up on Monday. At least that’s what I did. Love the commercial by the way. Before this challenge, I don’t recall ever seeing the full commercial before, always the shortened one.

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