I can do without the internet.
If you tell me we don’t have it.
In advance of taking it away / making it unavailable.
But, to make my hotel bookings so that I could talk to the lawyer handling my COPD Disability case while traveling, and have the internet be down? Maddening.
Then, to get to the cruise ship, where internet robust enough to provide the ability to “Skype, Facetime”, etc., was promised, and not be able to maintain a signal? Crazymaking.
Finally, to be locked out of my debit card – despite having warned the bank that I would be traveling, my dates, and getting their assurances that I would not be locked out? Insanity. Because, if there is no internet, then there’s no Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) for calling the bank or the lawyer or anyone else to get any of these problems resolved.
Needless to say, I survived, and managed to post a little each day while traveling, but it was still too little too late.
Unfortunately, one of my cousin’s passed away unexpectedly while we were traveling, and I have Facebook to thank for the update to know what was going on. The internet worked FINE for that bit of sad news.
The upside is that my Cousin R was the caregiver of her husband who had suffered with Alzheimers for the last 10 years, and who passed away a year and a half ago. R’s been fine with his release from this earthly prison, but it’s been a tough year and a half to develop a new life for herself, outside of her caregiving duties.
We were able to enjoy each other’s company when she flew out to California for another cousin’s wedding in October, so I’m glad we were able to renew our ties before her passing.
Hopefully, she will be back with her beloved husband in whatever world awaits us after this one, and they will both be restored to youth and vitality, able to enjoy each other’s company once again.
You never get enough time to do everything in this world, so it behooves us to make each minute count.