I got up this morning around 10:30am and to my shock a horror, the internet was down! I felt lost. I didn’t know what to do. I turn on the TV and found the TV was down as well. No internet and no TV! The world must be coming to an end! Of course it turns out something went wrong at Shaw that knocked out the cable internet and TV service in my area. Still, life without the net is a scary thing to go through.
I really can’t remember what my life was like before the net. It was the internet that allowed me to gain financial freedom. The internet pays for everything I do and every trip I take. I met all my current friends on the internet. If it wasn’t for the net, I would have never developed my relationship with Sarah. Unlike normal females, Sarah makes her home in the US, Canada and China depending on the time of the year. The net allowed me to travel to those places and still be able to run the websites. This would have been impossible if I was tied down to a job.
But today there was no net and I had time to reflect on what a truly wonderful gift the internet has been to all of us. I sat at the computer for almost an hour hoping the net would come back. I deleted the daily spam one by one instead of in group because I know there’ll be no further emails until the net came back. I took some wild guests at what my stats were and wrote it down. I watch my TV flash me its blue screen, hoping it will turn back into a show. Because if the TV comes back, so will the net. I try logging into the wireless networks in my area but all of them use Shaw and were down like me. I thought about taking my laptop and going to Aberdeen Centre to use their free WiFi. Finally, Sarah had enough and demanded we go have lunch.
The net finally came back at 3:00pm. Thank God.