Today, I had to laugh. There are so many times when I think “I wish my old friends could see me now!”
I was out gathering eggs and at one of the coops, I happened to look up and where the front and back roof come together, there’s about a 1″ space. There was a little mouse hanging there. He was going into the coop and I don’t know if I startled him or if he was just resting but his back legs were still out and his tail was hanging down. Instead of running, screaming like a girl, I grabbed my camera and tried to get a picture but he went on in before I could get the camera on and focused.
There was a time in my life when given a choice of having no oxygen or no phone, I would have voted for no oxygen. Here, our internet works good when it works but it’s way too often that it doesn’t work. When the internet doesn’t work . . neither do our cell phones. This afternoon I was knitting and hadn’t even noticed the internet was not working til I reached for my phone to call Nicole and realized the internet wasn’t working and therefore we had no phones. Didn’t bother me at all . . more uninterrupted time for knitting but there was a time when having no phone would have sent me over the edge . . whether I needed to use it or not. It’s a good thing I’m no longer that way because we spend way too much time these days without phones or internet.
It’s funny how dependent we think we are on our technology, but we’re not nearly as hooked as the younger generation. I ride the bus to work each day with university students. The whole way there, all the students are looking down at their phones, typing away, earbuds in, listening to tunes or whatever. I’ve almost whipped my phone out, just to take a picture of them all.
Judy H says
I hope you have a land line in case of an emergency….If you don’t, it would be terrible if you had no service and needed an ambulance.
I use my cell phone to call long distance, too, though…so I’m guessing you have a land line and just didn’t use it this time.
Judy L. says
No land line.
Mary Crowther says
I know I take pictures differently since I started Blogging. Too bad you didn’t get the pic of the mouse. I would have screamed for sure!
While here helping at my Dad’s, I find I’m very internet dependent. It went out today and after two hours, I was calling the ISP who said they were just informed there was a geographical outage and had no way of knowing for how long. It was over 5 1/2 hours and I was just about beside myself! I use the internet to listen to a favorite radio station while I’m working on paperwork, and to keep in touch with my ‘at home’ world.