Thursday, December 10, 2009

High speed internet, I love you

Finally, finally, finally I am at our business and am reveling in the high speed internet! I know we will never get high speed at our house, because dial-up is $7 a month (for unlimited internet!) and high speed would cost several hundred to set up and who knows how much per month, but I feel disconnected if I can't get in to use the internet here.

We got a snow break this week. A snow dump on Monday night left us home-bound until today, Thursday. No ballet classes for Jen, no work at the family business for Mom, no day at the office for Dad. And you know it's a big storm when the University closes. We were all home together. You would think we would be used to each other, since we are a family and we've lived together for all the years of our lives, which adds up to 195 years total. But it's amazing with the activities of us older ones and the jobs of the parents how little we are actually all together. It's also amazing how annoying your family can be. But we got a lot done and the power blessedly did not go out(Thank you Lord!), and we did alright. It really has been a problem for me, though, as throughout the winter we are often snowed in and can't go anywhere. I don't get out much anyway, even when the weather is good, so laugh if you will but missing my weekly trip to the library or the business is hard. So I've learned I really need a plan for winter, otherwise those I might spend those three months standing next to the wood stove in depression. This winter I am planning on taking up quilting. I also hope to continue compiling my research about women of the American Revolution,to be able to put it in booklet form.

Overall it was an interesting week. Let me summarize: The lid of our car trunk fell on my head. Ouch. I was standing on a stool hanging Christmas decorations when the stool collapsed of its own accord. Ouch. I got a hangnail. Ouch. The temperature was -10 degrees F. Ouch! It snowed; we had to shovel out our lane. My muscles are sore. Ouch. I finally got to go to our business and had to shovel snow again. I either need to A: never shovel snow because it hurts too much, or B: shovel snow more often so I'll be used to it. I vote for A.


Natty said...

I think you should do B!! :-) Sounds like you are having quite an interesting week!

Rabenstrange said...

I don't know what I'd do without ubiquitous high-speed internet access.

Yesterday our connection went down for a few hours while I was trying to finish up my studying for finals and I lost all of my evenings study time.

Internet access has become like electricity or running water, a necessity for modern life.

Tobias Davis said...

Ah, yes, I lived without high speed internet at my house for a year or two, it was painful times :-)

Glad to hear your power didn't go out, there was sure enough snow to do it!

One Salient Oversight said...

Getting the blues in Winter is normal. See Seasonal Affective Disorder.

The Marchioness said...

I've heard people say that, but I would be inclined to believe that's not a natural thing, or rather God didn't make us to be that way. I like to keep busy; if I thought it was anything else, I would take vitamins.