First off I am not into high tech. I don’t have a smart phone or a blackberry, just a standard cell phone you can make calls on when you need to. I do a slight bit of online shopping but not all that much. I don’t have a twitter account and only check facebook rarely and the only reason I even have an account was that a high school classmate of mine (from the early 70’s) got me to join. I don’t play on line games and don’t feel the need to have my nose in some sort of technology at all times.
All that being said I have to admit I am addicted to the internet. I belong to four yahoo quilt groups, I blog and I send emails to several friends and family every day. As I am writing this (to be posted later) I have no internet. We had it off an on this weekend. Verizon DSL was called and after checking lines etc. they told us we needed a new modem. Ok, trip to Best Buy to pick up a new modem and a new router (big bucks). Everything was successfully installed. We were back on the internet, BUT no improvement. In fact in the evening it got worse and worse and now nothing.
I hope that at least not being able to check email every couple of hours will mean that I get more done on my customer quilts and housework but I doubt it. Think I will probably just spend that extra time fretting about being out of touch!
Finally after all week we now have out internet back. I have not done very well so far this week on stash busting as most of the week has been spent with various appointments, daughter being home from school (snow day with no snow!!!) and customer quilts.
Hope to have some pictures etc. to post tomorrow.