Whodathunk life would be so completely dependent upon something that didn't even exist when I was going to school? I'm writing from my local Peet's coffee shop as I await a new internet provider to send me a modem. Living in the country, I've paid unfortunately exorbitant fees to get slightly above dial-up speed at our home for 7 years, and we are now moving up to just below 1 MB as soon as the company sends their modem. It's slow, but better than it was before..and a whole lot cheaper.
Lately, I've been lamenting the costs of internet, television, cell phones..everything. We are without cell phone data plans (so far)..but I can see that it will be in our future soon. I am holding on to my $ tightly as I review the rates that will jump on my cell phone bill! It seems that we are completely tethered to a break-neck speed of information and before I knew it, my kids were hooked..even moreso than I am. Just yesterday, my eldest and I got our internet "fix" by joining my in-law's wireless connection for 1/2 hour. My daughter was so happy. And so was I.
The benefit of not having the internet is having more time for projects that don't require being "on"..more painting, more sketching, a little home-work, and more time to enjoy the quietude of my space. It's been interesting for sure, and I am enjoying my little visits to the coffee shop for some classical music and people-interaction. And checking the internet to see how everyone's doing.
Today, I was happy to receive a simple email stating: Your design has been approved! - and so I can happily say that my new pillow is available at my envelop shop.
Hope you are all well! What about you? Are you completely tethered to the internet, the cell phone, the television? : )