Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A hermit at heart

Impossible to get through. grrr . . .
For a whole week I felt like this puppy. I couldn't get through to the Internet.
And no telephone either.

Finally the Bezeq phone line repairman came yesterday, climbed a ladder to my neighbors' roof, and put my wires into a new DRY box.
The wonders of technology came to life. But by evening, they were dead again.
Then mid-morning today the phone and Internet began working. But for how long?
Tomorrow I will sit home again and wait for the technician to return.

It was so strange not being able to blog or to read your blogs.
I missed the Skype calls from the grandkids in Los Angeles and Australia.

On the other hand, no one could catch me on the phone; I didn't need to answer emails; I was spared the frantic hours of newscasts on Israeli Internet TV.
I got a lot of deep housecleaning and yard work done.
All my books got dusted and put in order on the bookcase; I even read some.
I could go to bed as early or as late as I wanted.

Days did not race by, they took their sweet time.

It was so quiet.
It was splendid isolation.



Rob and Mandy said...

Welcome back from your...break. I know you enjoyed it!

Spiderdama said...

If you ask me, yes thank you, I would like to try. Internet outage lasts about a few minutes here... and my phone is never ever dead. Well, I can go into the woods, where there is poor coverage.
Hope you have received rain lately, as you need.
Have a blessed evening:-)

crystal said...

Welcome back :)

Anonymous said...

a blessing in disguise :)

Anonymous said...

Mostly it takes me a journey abroad to escape the noise of here, to read books, to cook and eat, memories.
Glad you enjoyed. Nice to see your return. Please have a good Thursday.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to have a peace and quiet break now and again (I hope your lasts no longer than you want it to)!

Cloudia said...

Leave it to you for find the perfect picture to illustrate your thoughtful post. The last line was a capstone.

Wishing you all the best this Thksgvng -

Shalom with Aloha from America

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Petrea Burchard said...

How nicely put, Dina. "Days did not race by, they took their sweet time."

You were missed. Still, I'll bet it was a good time for you in many ways.

Kay said...

I'm so glad you're back on line. I KNOW how frustrating that is. I agree though that sometimes when that happens, you can get a lot of other things done.

Adullamite said...

Having no internet does change the world! I love the idea of reading your books!

Birdman said...

I enjoy a bit of isolation from time to time. But please only a day or so...

Karl said...

Welcome back Dina, I missed your posts.

Reader Wil said...

I am so glad your internet is coming back! Last week I had no internet for two days. I had no idea I was so dependant on the computer.
I got several important e-mails from my lawyer. The bookkeeper is being difficult in spite of his life-threatening diseases. Well I did expect this, as his attitude has been like this all the time.

Sara said...

"Splendid isolation" is sometimes the very best thing I think. But it's good to know you are back, even if intermittently for a while.

spacedlaw said...

Phone and internet connections are useful but too prone to making slaves of us (because we let them)