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Gratitude Gems: Staying Connected

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life!

A couple of weeks ago, our internet connection stopped working.  I know… first world problems and all that.  And it’s not like I didn’t realize in some small way before this what a reliance we have on technology.  But going without the internet for what ended up being only three days but sure seemed like a lifetime sure was a pain.

It seems to me that every time we make some sort of change with our internet it never goes smoothly.  This time, Tavis had called our provider because our connection speed was seriously low considering what we’re supposed to have.  They offered us a new modem for free, so one afternoon Tavis picked it up and installed it, and of course it didn’t work.  He found out after calling a second time that not only us but some of our neighbours as well had no connection and they would have to send a technician to figure it out.

Well, we all know what a joy it is to wait for a technician to come sometime in a four-hour or eight-hour span.

Lucky for us, they showed up randomly that Friday night and were able to fix the problem.  Still, that meant we went without Netflix and easy access to our emails and facebook and phone games and whatever else.  It also meant that when I had to run an errand to an address I was unfamiliar with, I was unable to print out a quick Google map for help… ARGH!  And on top of that, my ability to work from home relies on my being able to connect remotely to work, which of course I couldn’t do without an internet connection.

So today, while I work from home and enjoy Harlowe keeping my feet warm and the ability to make tea whenever I want, and I am able to connect to my blog, I am super grateful that our internet is up and running with no troubles.


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