Okay, truly, it was only about forty eight hours. Hubs and I try to check in on my aging mother in law (a five hour drive away) at least once a month, and this was the weekend. The senior apartments where she lives have no internet access. I can tether my Blackberry and use it as a modem – sometimes. The building’s thick walls interfere with the cell phone signal so everything takes ten times as long (it seems) to load, and pages with lots of bells and whistles stump it completely.
And, in any case, the whole point of our trip is to be with her, so I don’t want to spend excessive time focused on other things. Usually I can just run an occasional quick check of things like Twitter and email on my Blackberry – but this weekend the Browser disappeared and I haven’t figured out how to get it back.
Ooo, did that sound like a whine? Sorry! Guess I’m suffering from withdrawal! Seriously, what happens to you when you have to be off line unexpectedly? Here are some of my symptoms: I miss hearing what the peeps I follow are up to. I haven’t been able to respond to reader comments at my blog. I need to keep up with all the new Crusade blog posts. I worry that maybe I’ve missed the one tips and advice post that will unlock the key to future promotion. And I know I missed some online events I truly intended to at least drop in on…
So tell me, what are your withdrawal symptoms? What do you miss most when you can’t be on line?