What’s life like without internet? Keeping reading to find out.
Friday after work I headed to the Mall to do a little retail therapy. Before leaving I made a quick stop at the supermarket to pick up some items. I arrived at home ten minutes later, put some clothes into the washer, packed the grocery items neatly into the cupboard, took a shower and made a quick dinner.
Usually I look at a movie or series on Netflix to set the mood for the weekend while enjoying bag of popcorn, my favourite snack.
Trial & Error
While having dinner I logged in to my laptop computer and none of the web pages loaded. Upon checking the internet signal bar, the yellow caution sign. This is an indication of no connection.
“Probably my internet needs resetting” I said to myself. Noting that for persons who live alone it is quite normal to have these types of conversations with yourself. lol
Two minutes after hitting the reset button and waiting for the internet to reconfigure, the caution sign had not moved.
“Please don’t tell me this!” Another thought that ran through my mind.
Despite being hungry I was slowly losing appetite for my dinner.
The light on the router kept blinking on and off so I did the hard reset the router a couple more times. However, none of that worked neither did anything of interest show on the television.
Instead of wasting more time and torturing myself, I went to bed at the stroke of midnight.
Took a shower, made coffee, had breakfast and completed the unfinished laundry.
Logged in to my computer and to my surprise the internet appeared to be working fine for roughly two hours before giving problems again.
Last resort was to call the Cable Company which I did and spoke to a technician who tried troubleshooting the issue remotely. We soon noticed that this did not solve the issue. We scheduled an appointment for a house visit for the following week.
Moment of reflection
Several attempts were made to utilize this down time to write new content but my creative juices were not flowing. Out of the many topics in my journal I couldn’t settle my thoughts on anything other than A Day In The Life of Me Without Internet.
Strangely, it was almost impossible to do anything else this weekend. Even things that did not involve use of the internet.
Are we living in a society where persons can not function without the use of internet?
Some countries for example Cuba, the internet is not 100% accessible to every citizen. Could it be that they are either used to that lifestyle or have grown to accept the situation as it is?
Have we grown so accustomed to being “connected” everyday that life suddenly falls apart when we are disconnected from the remainder of the world?
Thankfully the situation was rectified on Tuesday morning. The issue was actually with the phone line located outside of the building which had to be changed.
How did you spend your weekend?
I also want to let you guys know that I finally launched my online store. For now I am selling printable posters and may add more products in the future. You can find it at the menu above this post or by clicking here.