I missed Wednesday’s check-in due to technical difficulties. Our internet router has been ailing since we moved; on Monday, it finally went to a better place. After we installed the new router on Wednesday, the laptop decided to go crazy on Thursday. It decides to “panic,” which means a black screen rolls up with admonitions to shut down in six languages. It used to happen about once a week, but now it happens three or four times a day. Really? I mean, really?
I can write longhand—actually, I sometimes prefer it. I haven’t figured out how to make longhand digital yet, however. Also, the changes with having our sons here, even with their vampire schedules, have made writing difficult. I did manage little snippets of planning, but on the whole, the week was spent on other things.
It was great to spend some time with them this week; they are pretty nice young men, if I do so say myself. Dealing with the boxes that had to be moved out of their rooms—not so great.
What have I learned: I am deeply, intricately, and inextricably tied to technology. I work on a computer all day long, and yet turn to one immediately in the evening. It has been a good thing to wean myself from it, even though I missed my connection with this group immensely.
Making room for my sons has shown me the allure of minimalism. I am discovering again what is important; things, even books (shocking, I know) are far down the list.
I dare not write too much as I never know when this laptop will “panic.” I hope to have a new computer in about a week, sigh. I’m hanging in there, though, and hope to be back soon! In the meantime, please go encourage all the ROWers here