Sunday, June 13, 2010

Unintentional Break


Living in the country has its perks and a few detractors.

Such as having no phone service for 10 days.

No phone. No internet.



A couple years ago our neighbors dug up and severed our phone line with a backhoe. Now whenever it rains significant amounts, as it has for the past week, we loose the ability to use our phone.

When we try to use the phone we get a loud buzzing and crackling which makes you temporarily loose all your hearing abilities.

We called the phone company each work day for 7 days.  Each time we got the same song and dance…it would be fixed within 24 hours.

Yesterday, 10 days into this fiasco, the phone repairman finally came.  We personally know the guy and he said it was the first time he had gotten any order for fixing our line. 

ARGGGH! Frustrating.

After the phone was fixed I tried to get on the internet, but each time I got a pop-up telling me my access was denied. 

SIGH! Oh well.

Today I finally got it all straightened around.

I’m up and running.

This unintentional break once again showed me what a time hog the internet can be. The first few days I was really antsy about not having the internet, but as time progressed I began to realize how much I was accomplishing with my computer turned off.

I need balance in this area of my life.

Less computer time and more living is what is the order of the day. Basic uninterrupted daily living. 

Simplicity at its finest.


  1. Well...

    I'm glad to have you back. I really missed you - but you redeemed yourself with your little birthday note to me...;) thank-you so much!

    That stinks no phone line...We've been there and done that, too. I know the feeling about "balance" in this regard.

    Just glad to know that all is well.

  2. Glad you are back but I know what you mean.... sometimes you just need a break.

  3. Good to "see" you again Jenn! But...I agree...time HOGS are to be dealt with severely!! ;-) I am about to put this thing (laptop) away in my hubby's office...that's one of the ways I deal with it. May the LORD help us all with BALANCE! What a blessing to have HIM!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. It is so true. It makes you wonder if you are taking two steps back to be involved in social media. You have to step away to see it, though. I agree. Please let me know how you are working on this. I have encountered the same thing after last month.


  5. I missed your posts! I was getting worried because your phone would just ring and ring, no blog posts... I'm glad you are okay! I look forward to catching up soon!

  6. Glad to have you back, and yes, I agree completely. A computer turned off allows for much to be accomplished!

  7. Glad to see you're back, and that everything is fixed.
    The internet is good for so many things, but it can be a time hog!
    Hope the rest of your week is great!

  8. Yes. BALANCE. That BIG word. It's really really good! Sometimes I have to be forced to find it, too. Just so you know :)

  9. I missed you! I have to confess, I secretly wish, at times, that we would lose internet/phone connection. We have talked in the past year of moving, living more simply, possibly off-grid, and while my flesh might grumble and others are not quite on board, sometimes I feel a 'forced' break is what it will take.

    As much as I love connecting and ministering and learning, part of me would be okay if it was all gone . . . well, I think, maybe . . . ;-)

    I think tomorrow and Friday I am going to check emails in the morning and 'fast' computer the rest of the days. ( I have a post At the Well today, or I would do it today ;-) We as a family are seeking the Lord in a bigger way this week, why didn't I think to fast the computer!? Seems I'd rather fast food, then I'd have more computer time, now I digress ;-) Have a great day! {{{{hugs}}}}


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