Sometimes the Internet stops... and my life changes. It's funny how technology will come into our lives and become the norm, so normal that we forget what it's like not to have that bit of something. Like phones, cars, and the TV... the Internet and email are a part of my everyday life.
So this morning was one of those mornings my service didn't want to chat with me, or anyone else. It was cranky and gave little hints it was trying to work, but nada.. zip... zilch ended up on my connection.
When I travel I sometimes don't have email. And I don't use the emails/internet like I do when I'm at home. But I'm prepared for those trips. I KNOW I will only get online once or twice a day and I plan for that. Send out warnings I'll be out of touch, get my 'must see' websites lined up for my limited time on the net. I go into this web-reduction with a battle plan so that I maximize my time.
But when I wake up and hit the keyboard and nothing connects, and this happens BEFORE my first cup of coffee, then I sort of wander around aimlessly for a few hours until it comes back. And why do I do this? No plan is my only excuse! I can't read the paper online, can't visit my favorite sites in my jammies to gather my daily inspiration, can't chat with my other 'early morning' buddies. So I check the net often and try to fill the time with other stuff. I sigh a lot and hope it comes back soon. And when it does... my life is back to normal.. excuse me a minute... I better check that email....
PS - The clock stamp is part of the US Postal Service's American Design series stamps. The
American Clock celebrates the craftsmanship of Simon Willard, a noted
clockmaker in early 19th century Roxbury, Massachusetts. The
stamp features a rendering of a dial of a Simon Willard Improved
Timepiece, or banjo clock, by artist Lou Nolan. I adore clocks... this is a GREAT stamp!