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3 Things You Can’t Do Without Internet Service

3 Things You Can’t Do Without Internet Service
  1. You can’t look up telephone numbers to call the cable service that your internet is bundled with. Now of course if you had a phone book to look numbers up in you’d be be sitting pretty. The key word being “IF”. I throw them out as fast as they are left in the driveway or on the doorstep, but don’t tell H because he is old school and still uses the phone book- or he would if he looked up his numbers himself instead of asking me for the info. That’s a whole other blog post.
  2. You can’t check your e~mail. And my mailboxes are filling up as I type, even if I can’t see it. They will all come on to shore at once as if riding a wave in the ocean. If I don’t stay on top of my mail situation and delete unwanted solicitations and reminders two or three times a day, my inbox gets cluttered with offers from Sexy_Asian_Singles (who knows where that even came from!) to  Groupon ads to Navient Department of Education reminders for Andrew. 
  3. Social Media is a thing of the past with no internet connection. Facebook will only pull up a limited number of posts – most of which I read last night before going to bed. I can’t connect to WordPress from my laptop, but I can connect to the app on my iPhone. I can write this essay, but I can’t post it – not until the Internet is up and running again. 

The trash pick-up truck pulled the cable line down early this morning and since our internet is bundled with cable and using that line, we are now off the grid. 

Finally, after carefully going in and out of my driveway under a hanging cable line all day a representative showed up from the cable company about 3pm. He figures there are about six to eight customers in the area affected by the downed line. He came. He observed. He left. It’s 9pm and we we are still without Internet. WTH?!

It could be worse. The electric line could have been involved and we would be without electricity. I’m already living out of an ice chest for a week though. What next? And that is yet another blog post!  

Hope your day is better. I’ll post as soon as my Internet is connected…

Thirty-eight hours after the initial call to the cable company, workmen finally arrived to repair the downed line. Sheesh! You’d think we were in the middle of a hurricane…


About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. More evidence that our lives are more and more dependent on the tenuous support of tiny cables and hair-thin fibers. Here’s to the adventure 😉

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