No, you don’t need to call to see if I’m still here. I know many of you have been wondering where I’ve been lately. And if you haven’t been wondering that’s o.k. too. Well I’ve been exactly where I’ve always been but going through internet with-drawl. Seems some yokel-local drove their pick-up truck into the town’s fiber optic cable line that supplies high speed internet to many in our small community. And it seems the cable company could only work on the line at night since it meant closing down a certain road. So two nights later (slow pokes), repairs completed, we finally have internet again. Wahoo!
Being without my cyber friends and family has sent me into major grumpy mode. I found myself checking the computer 10 to 15 times a day hoping they had fixed the problem; all this while knowing that the only time they would be working on it was overnight. Pathetic! A full grown lady sitting staring at a blank computer screen is not a good thing. And I found myself spacing off several times willing the computer to suddenly fix itself.
I have a hard time remembering how anyone survived before the internet, emails and blogs came along. Oh yes, there was the phone, backyard fence, clothesline or parking lot of the local post office where people would meet to discuss the latest gossip. And I guess they got their news from the radio or newspaper. But still, most of that would require actually getting up off a chair and moving.
So I guess this was my wake-up to how dependant I’ve been lately about spending time in front of the interactive box. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to actually pick up the phone, or send a real letter every now and then. But the computer is so much faster and faster is good when you are busy with a large family.
Still was a nice wake up call on my dependence on computers. I guess now I just need to add email, and the internet to my growing list of addictions.