Our modem/router/whatever died and I was without the Internet for 53 hours(!)
But you know? After I recovered from the initial hours of Internet Withdrawal Writhing (heh), I liked what I was feeling. I felt as though I'd returned to The Old Days, like I'd gone on vacation, even, like I was, well, free.
Again, after the withdrawal pains. :)
I did tons of housework until I told myself to just stop that insanity. I read books on the porch, well, until the humidity became too oppressive, which means I spent maybe 10 whole minutes each time (oh the humidity!). I laughed and cried along with Boy Meets World dvd's, stared out the window, puttered in my garden and remembered what Life was like pre-2000 when I first went online.
And found it Good, sweetened with oh-so-necessary-to-a-good-life Balance.
This is why I want to remain pretty much low-tech. I don't want to rely on things outside myself in order to stay at peace, happy, in order to keep my personal world spinning just right.
No, for all that, I wish to rely upon God and Grace and what they've built inside me, that way I'll always have enough should all technology crash or should I be whisked to a proverbial deserted island or a tiny jail cell (for Jesus' sake) and be left with lifeless gadgets (or nothing at all) within my hands. No matter what happens, may I always rely upon the huge, creative, peace-giving God inside me. Always.
"Oh taste and see that the Lord, He is good!" ... Psalm 34:8