“You run down to the lake with a bucket, fill it up and run back up”

That is a quote from my old coot. It is his definition of “running water”. By the time I made my appearance in this cold cruel world, we had running water at the beach. I mean real running water out of a tap. It came from a garden hose hooked up to my uncle’s well. It was cold water. If we needed hot water, we heated it in big teakettles on our stoves. We did have lucky-shucky. Oh, you need to use the bathroom? Well, just head out the back door and take the path to the back 40. Watch out for luna moths.

Today. I am not living in posh circumstances by any stretch of the imagination. There is only one bathroom here at the Landfill, the Blue and Only. That’s all we really need but that would be a whole ‘nother story. And one that’s a bit beside the point.

I am writing this from my iPad. It isn’t because my MacBook Pro is acting up again. It is not. I was on and off it throughout the day in between cleaning and flinging activities. About 2:00 this afternoon, I was surfing along and I tried to google something. I could not get to google. Okay… Unplug and replug all of the hubs and switches and things. Over and over and over… The cable bill is paid and I do not think it is a service provider problem.

I am cranky about this but I am not gonna sweat it. The network guy will be home tomorrow and he’ll probably figure out what’s wrong pretty quickly. A few years ago I would’ve been freaking out. No internet! Yikes! But nowadays, if the wifi in my house doesn’t work, I can always connect to the Internet via my iPhone or iPad.

First world problems… Good night. KW.

Update: The internet was still down when I got up at 0-skunk-30 this morning. When I got back from my walk, I was about to faaaarrrr up my iPad and I happened to glance over at the “switch” or whatever it is. Miraculously, the light was GREEN. So the internet is back just as randomly as it left and I still have NO idea what the blasted problem was.

One Response to ““You run down to the lake with a bucket, fill it up and run back up””

  1. Margaret Says:

    Gahh! Much as we love tech, it can certainly be frustrating!! We take it for granted these days.