Have discovered (at long last) that the eldest child downloaded the newest version of MSN onto my computer which has caused me to think that my messenger was either a) ON and no one else was online, b) OFF and wouldn't connect and c) drop my connection after starting a chat. Have no idea how to reinstall older more reliable version.
Have sent child off to room with no TV, snacks or crayons in order for him to think of how he's ruining my online social life.
Stupid technology. First AOL, then ICQ and now this. Am going to have to go back to using the (gasp) telephone.
There. Three whole posts in one day. That should appease someone.