Finally! We have internet again!
I hadn’t realized how dependant I was on the internet until I had to spend a couple of months without it. My only glimpse into the “cyber” world was my iPhone….. I’m not sure when or how it happened, but I have become a Cyber Junkie.
12 years ago, I did not own a computer. The internet was a foreign word to me. I had a cell phone for “emergency use” only, so kept it turned off all the time. I had a few friends who owned Pagers, but I thought they were ridiculous unless needed for a job. I refused to be at someones beck and call 24 hours a day. The most technologically advanced equipment I owned was my answering machine.
Flash Forward to present day: I carry around a small handheld computer/phone (iPhone) all day long. It stays on me constantly. I keep it in my pocket, and if I do not have a pocket I will carry it around in my hand. I don’t even go to the bathroom without carrying it in with me. I can’t count the number of times a day I check Facebook and Twitter on my phone, not to mention my emails. If I try to call my husband and he doesn’t pick up (unless he is working) I get mad. I EXPECT him to be available 24/7. I get so aggravated at my children when they leave their ringers off and I can’t get a hold of them. If I drive anywhere that I haven’t been before, I have to take my GPS. I don’t ever refer to maps anymore, I put all my faith and trust in the GPS to show me the way.
Once we moved into our new place, we had to wait a bit before getting internet set up out here. Being out in the “country” we had to find a Service Provider that serviced this area, and we had to buy the necessary equipment. During this time, my iPhone has been the only thing that has kept my sanity. I had serious withdrawals from being cut off from the cyber world. There is only so much that the iPhone can do.
I can go without Cable. I can go without Television. But DO NOT mess with my Internet! 🙂