IN case you wondered, I”m not dead!
My internet has been. We had a series of storms come through and it knocked out power. When we got our power back, we realized that we didn’t have any internet. It’s been weeks!
I didn’t realize how dependent on the internet I had become. Yes, I ‘ve had very real withdrawal symptoms. I’ve had to go to local businesses to use their wifi in order to finish work related business. I’m not trying to be overly dramatic about this. I’ve had to budget my time a little differently is all.
It’s still not working correctly, but my husband has managed to “redneck fix” it. NO duct tape was involved.
This couldn’t have happened at a worse time.
My new book just released. I’ve not been able to get on to order print books to have available. I ordered a few for prizes from release parties, but that’s it. Then I find out that 2 recipients did not receive their prize packages – but USPS tracking says they were delivered. I get it, we have our mail delivered to wrong addresses all the time. It’s still frustrating though.
You’d think with all this time offline, I’d have volumes written, but I don’t. I have made progress on the second book, and I’m in chapter 6. I may start sharing some snippets from both – don’t even know if anyone would be interested in them.
I’ve taken my connections for granted, I’ll be the first to admit. I like having my wifi connections. I like being able to scroll through my tablet from the comfort of my sofa. I like being able to check facebook with my morning coffee. I like being able to write a blog post when I have something to say – which is often. OF course, you’d never know it from the past few weeks, now would you?
So, I plan to get back into the saddle as soon as things get straightened out, but in the meantime, I have to budget my online time between the library and our local YMCA. After spending an hour and a half in my aquacize class, spending another couple of hours sitting in their lobby is not my idea of a good time. Besides, I’m hungry after the classes!
Until next time, be thankful you have internet!
Write on my friends, write on!