I was unconnected for over an hour today and it felt like an eternity. When I say I was unconnected what I really mean is that my internet was not working. Horror of horrors.
I know that it really is not the end of the world but somehow it felt like it for a few brief moments. Without the internet my phone does not work here at our house as I have to use WiFi Calling in our little valley called home.
Without the internet I sometimes feel at loose ends. Oh I didn’t “need” it. I was actually chilling out on the couch with these two hooligans reading a book (Left Neglected by Lisa Genova in case you are interested in the details).
They were keeping my legs warm and toasty and purring happily but knowing that I was not able to surf the internet at will was giving me fits.
Chris was getting ready to leave for the airport and what would I do if I could not get the internet back? How would I survive? Yes, I may be a little melodramatic here but it was real, folks. The internet is my lifeline to friends and family and cute cat memes and all the rest of it.
How else would I know that I had traumatized Jeni of JeniEats by innocently sending her a gift for her dog of deer antlers? When an unknown package arrived and she unpacked it to find what looked like bones she had a right to be freaked out. She messaged me about how she must have a stalker of sorts and I quickly messaged back (via my phone, of course) that no–the stalker was a well meaning ME who neglected to warn her ahead of time that a mysterious package would be arriving from New Mexico. Without the internet poor Jeni would still be wondering who was sending her
How else would I know that yet again I sent a package to a wrong address because the stupid site defaulted to the last address sent to and I didn’t catch it? How else would I know that Micah is the proud recipient of two bathroom mirrors that he never will be able to use in his New York apartment? Without my internet connection I would still be oblivious.
Fortunately the problem was fixed before the hubby left but I must admit I had a few moments of panic and realized that perhaps somedays I am a little too concerned about being connected all of the time. I guess it is one of those things that once you have it you take for granted that it will always be there. My friend, Sara, of Travel With Sara, always says that there are times when we need to step away from social media. I agree. Just not when the choice is made for me.
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Oh my goodness! I am gigglig. Also about Micah and the big mirrors. Trayse says thank you very much for the antlers! I am sure glad you are the first person I went to that evening:)
I am still giggling about the whole antler incident. I wish I could have seen your face. Horrified I am sure. I don’t know how Micah is going to get rid of those mirrors….sigh. I am such a dork.
Maybe they will work for one of his homes someday!
I, of course, love the photo of the cats. And, I agree with Sara. And, were those mirrors meant for you? I guess there’s a trip to NYC in the future???
The mirrors were for our master bath. 🙂 Obviously I am going to have to figure something else out. What a dork.
Sometimes I accidentally leave my phone at home when running an errand and I’ll turn around and go back just for the phone. Does the phone ring, of course not but it’s just the thought of being “disconnected” and missing something. Sorry about your mirrors. ..hopefully he can forward them to you. Beats having to reorder!
Yes, we do need to disconnect every once in awhile and I’ve noticed that I’m no longer content to just sit and watch TV…I want to know what’s going on too! I’m trying to be much better about and it and just “be”. It reminds me of a post I wrote a year or two ago! Thanks for the reminder!
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I was walking in your same shoes as my computer screen wouldn’t come back on Sunday evening out of sleep mode. A quick call to my in-house techie on what to do eased the momentary panic. Now I’m worried the same thing may happen again. Yes, we rely on our internet/computers, maybe more than we should.
It is interesting how attached I have gotten to my devices. But honestly—I do step away. I just didn’t want to step away when that happened. 🙂
Ours went out too! For far longer ours was out for close to 24 hours… Made soup, it was good, internet is back! Yay! 🙂