Going Without

We are snowbirding in the panhandle region of Florida.  My husband referred to it as a ‘vacation’ but it is just life for us, as we choose to live it at this moment.

We are at a quiet RV park right on the water of a bay of the Gulf of Mexico.  Quiet and beautiful.

Three nights ago a storm went through.  There was lots of rain battering the roof of the camper, sounds of thunder and flashes of lightening.  Then BOOM a big flash of lightening hit something close to us.

The next morning, all was well.  But, no cable and no internet (we already had no bars on our Virgin Mobile phone).  We were cut off from civilization.

For two days, no cable.  We were able to watch a few digital cable stations on the antenna. but face it…digital looks good when there is good reception but when it is sketchy, it is interrupted frequently.  It always seems that in the middle of something you really want to hear, the signal breaks up.

Yesterday, one cherry picker truck from the power company came out and worked for awhile.  There was a brief flash of internet then gone.  Later, cable was back (after two days).

Cable was a relief, but without phone reception, internet is our connection with family and friends.  Nada.

Today, three bucket trucks worked in the RV park for several hours.  Now we are back online.  I can communicate!  I can research!  I can putz.

How did we survive without the internet?

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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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One Response to Going Without

  1. merewoman says:

    Isn’t it alarming how much we have come to depend on the Internet, in such a relatively short time? Every time it goes down, it sends me into panic mode.

    At least you were somewhere beautiful, and had that cracking storm to entertain you. 🙂

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