Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Was Rescued

Most of us take technology for granted. I can remember when there were no computers/cell phones/I Pads/I Pods. I know that makes me sound ancient, but just think about was only back in the 80's.

We used to spend our time playing family games, (Trouble, Operation, Candy Land-my personal fav) and actually played outside (Hide-n-Seek, Mother May I, Red Light Green Light, Kick Ball etc.) We even walked to and from school, and would never think of yelling at our parents for being late to pick us up.

AWWWE the good ol' days!

Fast forward to this past Friday. We spent the entire day moving into our new home and scheduled the cable company to be at our new home on Saturday. The clock ticked past the time they were supposed to be here. My hubby called & found out that...surprise...they had messed up our order and accidentally canceled it. After about an hour and several transfers, the best that they could do was re-schedule it for Tuesday.

Now lets count...Saturday (1), Sunday (2), Monday (3) Tuesday (1/2 day). Okay that's three and a half days of living in the stone television, emails, Facebook, Blog, Twitter, Hubpages or phone, just silence.

I went back in time...and I didn't like it one bit!

The good ol' days no longer seemed so good. I felt lost, disconnected from the world. I was sitting in a cave. The earthquake happened here & I couldn't even find out where it was centered, what the magnitude & the damage was. I felt like I was in a third world country, isolated and out of touch.

Okay so I exaggerate a little...but you try turning everything completely off for three and a half days.

You know you couldn't do it.

We are slaves to technology. We no longer enjoy, not knowing what is going on around the world & in our friends & families lives every minute of the day.

Our lives have become a "Real World Reality Show" for the whole world to see.

I'm happy to say that I received a knock at my door on Tuesday afternoon. He was dressed in a tan button down work shirt, navy blue pants, with a heavily loaded tool belt strapped to his waste & carrying a ladder. He had a bold bright red patch on his shirt which read those three magical words............

Time Warner Cable.

The cable guy was my knight in shining armor...coming to rescue me from my cave.

Hello T.V., Emails, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Hubpages...I've missed you!


Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Why is it the utility people can never be on time? But 3 1/2 days later is really bad. It's funny how much technology has changed our lives and how we get so used to things like blogging every day and the social media. Interesting post! Glad you are back in modern times again!

Visiting from SITS.

KC Mom said...

I would shrivel up and die!! Nothing else would bother me as much as not having internet service!!

KC Mom said...

I would shrivel up and die!! Nothing else would bother me as much as not having internet service!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Welcome back from the caves Lisa!!

April said...

Hey, how did your move go? I want to hear all about it, so give me a call when you get an extra minute! It's so hard to go without tv or internet, like when we are up at the cabin and I don't use the internet, I go through withdrawls...pretty sad but it was probably good for me!

Leather Skirts said...

I am also excited to hear from your side. Well looking forward for your new blog post.