things I miss when I am offline for an entire week

  • reading the witty and informative writing of my favorite bloggers — I check every one of the links to the right every day (sometimes twice).  This is probably at least 50% of my social life, so I’m a little lonesome without it.
  • getting directions on mapquest.  Yes, I live in a place with a grid system, but I still find directions helpful on a very frequent basis.
  • being able to view the results of our new family picture.  For a peek, click here.  Only do this if you love us, because there are more than a hundred photos to look at.  By the way, Trina is fabulous, and a total bargain.
  • a Thomas the Train recall!  Yes, we have *ahem* a few of those, and also a child who chews on things.  This would be important information for our family!
  • a few important emails regarding my cub scout job — truth be told, I don’t mind having an excuse for missing something once in awhile.  “Oh, was that last night?  My email isn’t working right now…”
  • being able to book a rental car for our upcoming trip — Matt had to do it at work.
  • a Design Mom giveaway — actually, I got on just in time to sign up Monday night.  If you haven’t looked at her site, it’s worth it just for the giveaways, which are always fabulous items — usually about three hundred people sign up, which sounds like a lot, but pretty good odds compared to most contests.  I’m sure I’m going to win one, eventually ;)  She also has tons of gorgeous ideas, most of which you can’t afford.
  • oh, and Ben couldn’t check on Amazon.com to find out how much his latest Lego desire costs — vital information for his seven-year-old financial planning.

Needless to say, I’m very appreciative of the professional and sociable young man who came yesterday afternoon to fix my cable hook-up.  They actually called to see if he could come a day earlier than scheduled (when does that happen?), and his repairs considerably improved the picture on my TV as well, making last night a very happy technology-fest.

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9 thoughts on “things I miss when I am offline for an entire week

  1. Matt

    welcome back to the on-line world. I’m sure the thing you missed the most when our cable modem was on the fritz was carl’s calculus tutor! :)

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  2. Andrew

    It has seemed quite strange not to have the founder of our family blog movement not post something for almost an entire week. I was going through withdrawals from not getting a regular dose of your witty monologues. I should have known that something was up with your connection. It’s funny (and a little disconcerting) how dependent we are on technology. Next time the power goes out, pay attention to all the things you are unable to do — it’s incredible.

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  3. robinbl

    I actually haven’t been spending as much time online lately because I’ve been busy painting and removing wallpaper, but I still manage to check my email at least once a day. I feel like I’ve missed something if I don’t. There are so many things we take for granted that we do online now. Some things I would miss–product reviews, movie reviews, qwestdex, and ideas for everything from cub scout advancement ceremonies to home decorating!

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  4. Emily

    I’m so glad you’re back. I was worried that maybe you’d decided blogging was a lower art form and had moved on to more high-brow things. I was just starting the grieving process for your loss…and Ta Da–you’d returned! (And a moment of grateful silence for that blessed Cable Man.)

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  5. Anne

    Well I must really love you because I looked at all the pics. Of you and Matt, I really liked 149, 150, and 154. I love the individuals of the kids, and the pics with the 3 boys!

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  6. liz Post author

    Matt, I really need to get back to my Calculus tutorials!
    Andrew and Emily, thanks for missing me.
    Robin, I’m excited to see the results of your recent decorating.
    Anne, thanks for weighing in on the pics — a little disappointing that there isn’t a better one of all six of us (so hard to get everyone to look good at once), but I agree that the ones of the kids and of Matt and I are great. Anyone else? I’d be glad to hear your opinions.

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  7. kira

    Well, it took me forever, but I finally looked at the pictures and you have such a cute family. It was fun to see the pictures of the kids. You should crop Sam’s head out of all the family pictures and save them to show him when he is tyring to get a good family picture of his own family. I think #36 is my fav of your family. Also, the ones of you and Matt are way cute (and the individuals of the kids!) Good luck picking…that is always the hardest part!

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