Did you all think I dropped off the face of the earth?
I kind of did.
We lost our internet. Including our wireless.
We got a temporary setup this morning, and that means it was a total of 6 days without internet at home.
And let me tell you, it wasn't pretty.
I hate to admit it, really I do.
I take care of drug addicts. And alcoholics.
I was with my husband when he withdrew from caffeine.
I mock people who need their coffee.
But those first days of withdrawel were kind of ugly.
No, I didn't have delirium tremors, and no I didn't think I was in a train station.
But I was crabby and a little on edge.
It got better after a few days.
It got worse for Deacon.
"Mom, life without the internet is SO HARD!!!" he proclaimed after being told yet again that we couldn't look such and such up and that he couldn't play any games.
It is not even that I spend that much time on the internet-I just am on here for 5-10 min at a time multiple times a day. It is just that I conduct "business" on email, I renew library books online, we get our news online and it is my encyclopedia, dictionary and phonebook all in one.
I was clueless about the weather, about the world and about how much sun rasberries really need for the whole week.
I didn't have phone numbers for essential people and businesses, I couldn't contact my playgroup or friends I was supposed to be lining up meetings with.
Maybe I am a little too dependent on the internet.
But boy am I glad to have it back.
(stay tuned for more posts about what happened while I was "gone"-things like, "how much am I willing to pay to get back all the photos that were lost when my computer was struck by lightning", "why there is a gigantic blue monkey in my living room", "there is a knot in my babies hair", "Happy 11th Anniversary", and of course more on Baby #5!..and vacation pictures if we can find and restore them...)