Immediate response: It’ll probably come back in a bit. No big deal.
10 minutes in: You know, this is nice. It’ll be good to have a quiet day.
20 minutes in: Checking frequently doesn’t seem to help.
25 minutes in: Message my neighborhood group asking if anyone else was having trouble. Realize messaging won’t work.
30 minutes in: Back to talking myself about the positives of a disconnected day.
35 minutes in: I stay home alone most of the day. Online connection is my main connection!
40 minutes in: I resolve to approach our latest modem, new to me. I unplugged one connector, waited, no luck. Tried disconnecting the actual cable connector, waited.
45 minutes in: Success! I single-handedly restored the internet! Suddenly, my neighbors’ messages come in that they’re not having internet issues.
Afterwards: Listened to news on my phone, checked out a couple sites, and played a game. News is depressing, so it’s off. Can’t wear glasses to read because of migraine, so not comfortable to be on tablet. Guess I’ll sit in the hot tub for a bit – disconnected!
I'm a middle-aged wife and mother of two adult sons. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and retail clerk. Staying home now due to fibromyalgia. Seeking purpose.
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