You sometimes don't know how important some things are to you until they're gone.
This blog for instance. It started out as just an occasional rant for me, I was going through a rough period around Christmas and New Year's and it was (and still is) kind of a therapy for me. I hadn't intended for it to become an everyday thing, but that's exactly what it's become.
I look forward to writing every day, even if it's just a short few paragraphs but it's a small pleasure to me to write down things that are on my mind, and also to get feedback from close and dear friends who are regular readers and those who just dropped by.
Imagine then my horror when Thursday afternoon my cable connection went out.
And stayed out.
After several calls to my ISP, I was finally told that a major outage was being experienced throughout their network in Southern West Virginia. They couldn't give me a timeline on when I'd be able to re-establish a connection, but they assured me it would be before the end of the weekend.
End of the weekend! Holy shit! What the fuck was I going to do?
Then I just had to sit back and relax. I'd survive. I just did a little writing in MS Word, started working on my novel again for a while yesterday.
But it got me thinking. I'm from an age well before the internet. Hell, I didn't even have cable TV growing up. I actually went outside and played when I was a kid. "Pong" was the only home video game, and my dad was far to frugal to spend his money on something as trivial as that. When it was raining out and I couldn't play sandlot baseball or ride my bike all over Philadelphia, I did another thing I don't think anyone does anymore.
I read books.
I know, quaint.
But now I come home this morning and thankfully my connection is in fine working order.
So stay tuned!
I'm back with a vengeance!!!!
Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden