Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Life Without the Internet...

It stinks! We were without Internet access at our house for almost ten days until it was finally restored today. It turns out that our modem was dead, possibly hit by lightning. I am so glad that it's all fixed now. I found life without the Internet to be isolating and very inconvenient. I couldn't go check the news and my e-mail and blogs and weather and anything else I felt like doing. For example, I was watching a Red Sox-Yankees game and the announcers said something about A-Rod being in the news again for something he allegedly did, but they didn't say what it was, and I couldn't go run to the Internet to find out. Another time I needed to get directions for an appointment and couldn't go on to mapquest them. Aargh! It made me realize how much I've come to rely on the Internet in my daily life.

The good things about no Internet were that I was able to get some other things done in place of the time I would have spent on the computer, and Peter and I spent more time together than we usually do in the evenings. So that was nice. But we're certainly happy to be connected to the world again via the World Wide Web. I've missed you, my blogging friends, and I've missed reading your blogs. Now, I need to go tackle the over 300 messages in my e-mail that have been waiting for me...

4 comments:

Alyson said...

Welcome back! I've had that before, usually after a move, and it's so weird to be disconnected. We were recently without our phone for over a week. It turns out that the lines fused, or something, a month after a flood in our basement. I much prefer to be without a phone then the internet!

Donna said...

I agree. I'll take the Internet over the phone any day!

Katie said...

Wow, that would be really hard to be without internet for all that time! We didn't have internet in our old apartment, and we have it now strictly because of my job. Its amazing how much having the internet at home has changed my interactions in our family. In some ways, it was nice without it, but in others it is indispensible!

Jessie Adams said...

Good thing you got it back. I grew up on the internet and it is sad to say that I am totally dependent on it for weather, directions, communication, fact checker, sports scores, etc. I guess i'll get my taste of it when we end up moving. :)