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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wow... I'm so late today with my Blog.
It's because our router died yesterday afternoon and we needed it replaced. emoticon

(similar but not the same one)

Imagine our 'dilemma' when they said help would be here today between 8am and noon.
I know this is normal timespan, and we're lucky it was to be the next day.... but...
As they say, "you don't know what you got until it's gone." emoticon

Okay... so this means no email, facebook, videos or TV. No big deal, right?
Well I'd be the first to say we can read or play board games... like we did
in the good old days. So that's what we did. emoticon

Scrabble... fun as long as you have a 'games dictionary' to verify regality of
those strange, and unheard of words that manage to challenge sanity.

Same with a few other games that quickly heat up without the buffer of other people there playing with you, I'm sure you who also have been married for ages understand this. emoticon

So first, we went for a long walk, then out for a long dinner.... killing time and
just enjoying each other's company. emoticon

Then, once back home, Bob dug out several old movies , on disc, that we
spent the rest of the evening watching and having some good laughs.

So this morning, while awaiting the much anticipated service guy, I found
Mindsweep on my desktop... that was fun, trying to memorize where
40 mines are hidden and NOT stepping on any while opening the boxes. emoticon

At long-last a very nice guy showed up and fixed the problem in less than 20 minutes,
with a new router.

So, 'all's well that ends well'...we did have a great night 'anyway' emoticon
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  • LOSER05
    159 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    As modern technology gets entwined in our lives, we don't really realize how we now are dependent on it. I keep thinking of my childhood and what did we do then? Like you stated, we actually had one on one time with each other.

    Now I like my technology, but you know what? I kinda now miss those days of "one on one".
    159 days ago
    What did we do before the internet and cable television? I could do more reading,catch up on other tasks, spend more time with others, Good way to use your time. (I even rely on the computer to look up words now instead of running for a dictionary,)
    160 days ago
    Glad it's fixed!
    160 days ago
    Yep technology is great til it doesn't work. Sounds like you weathered the storm well. Glad your back entertaining us with your blogs.
    160 days ago
    You're so right - we don't realize how much we depend on being "connected" in the course of an ordinary day! Good for you for reaching back to "pre-Internet days" and pulling out board games, walks, and time spent enjoying each other's company!
    160 days ago
    I would love an evening like that, I think we should all do that one day a week. I bet it would sure help a lot of relationships.
    160 days ago
    Sometimes it's rewarding to turn off the electronics, intentionally, and have an evening of really communicating, heated or not. A very nice way to reconnect. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    161 days ago
    Internet connection has become a necessity of modern life. I like the old days better.
    161 days ago
    It is interesting how the internet works.
    161 days ago
    Yes, isn't it amazing how things have changed since we grew up. Glad your router is replaced.
    161 days ago
    Glad you were able to make 'the most' of it while waiting it out. But
    this explains why I read so much as a kid--there was no tech diversion
    like today. (still-it is fun)
    161 days ago
    You made the best of a difficult situation. I'm so connected to the internet I find it hard to live without it. Although we did take a vacation 3 years ago where they didn't have internet and we managed just fine! They didn't even have TV - just a VHS player and some videos to watch.
    161 days ago
  • KITT52
    I do understand.. in our travels there are plenty of time we have no signal at all.. not even radio.. it can be interesting at times..
    Thankfully we have Cds, DVD and games and books..
    161 days ago
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