Life without the internet

Life without an internet connection is the pits. The internet provides me with so much daily inflow and outflow that it is a major part of my social communication activity. When access is interrupted for any length of time, it significantly affects my quality of life.
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We have been without telephone or DSL service for two days. We first noticed it after some grading was done in the back yard.

I don’t mind the phone being out because we have cell phones, but I began to feel email and blogging withdrawal symptoms after the first eight hours. After two days without an internet connection, I feel numb and slightly retarded.

The worst feeling came when I realized that my only source of news was TV and newspapers. After months of daily news filtered through bloggers, I have been spoiled completely.

It was so bad that I went without watching TV news rather than subject myself to the covertly hostile gossip that passes for news on mass media. After a short while, I lost interest in TV entirely.

Fortunately for our sanity, Sprint came through in first class style. They sent out a technician this morning and he discovered that our phone service takes a detour through the back yard and the cable was buried only a few inches below the surface.

I don’t know how I missed taking us off line long before this, as we have been planting bushes all along the route where the cable is buried.

I am very glad to be back on line. Regular blogging will resume shortly.

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