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The night before "Low-Tech Day"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Well, I'm hoping for the best, tomorrow. My hubby reluctantly agreed to join me in having a "Low Tech Day", meaning, no TV, computer, video games. Basically, that's how I grew up! We owned a TV, but had no cable, and weren't allowed to watch it very much.

I've prepared a list of possible activities, and gave our 5-year-old son the choice of Sunday (Valentines Day) or Monday (which is a stat holiday, called Family Day, in Alberta", and he chose Valentines Day for what he calls "Old Fashioned Day" because it's what my childhood was like.

It should be an interesting day. Hubby & son are extreme technophiles! They could easily spend all day, every day, on the computer or playing video games or watching TV. I have to admit, I'm going to really miss my computer!

I'm not completely sure what prompted me to want to do this. I've thought about doing it for a LONG time, but when I met with resistance from hubby, I didn't push for it. I think it's partly a tribute to our environment, partly a tribute to simpler times, and partly that it will force us to be focused on each other for a whole day!

Wish me luck!
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SALILIA 2/14/2010 8:39AM

    My computer got a virus at Christmas and was in the shop for two weeks! I thought I'd die without it. Pleasantly surprised I was just fine without it! You will have a greater day with your family without these props!!! emoticon

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GABBIE00 2/14/2010 5:04AM

    have fun with your family

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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 2/14/2010 3:02AM

    Good Luck! The only time I go without is when we are camping, But then again, we do take the 5th wheel and use the microwave. I'd use the computer but I don't get a signal, lol. Again, GOOD LUCK! And enjoy your day.

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