Maybe you donít know what youíve got till itís gone, but I knew it would be at least inconvenient to be without Internet access for however long this goes on. I knew I wouldnít be receiving email or sending any, or updating any web sites. And I knew I wouldnít be able to check news and sports sites every hour to see what was happening in the world. That almost convinced me to watch some network news, but not quite.
What I didnít think of until it started happening was the rest of it. I wasnít thinking about updating my Netflix queue until I thought of a movie I wanted to add to it. And when I was watching a movie tonight and wanted to look up one of the actors in the cast, there was no IMDb just a click away. I have so come to depend on IMDb.
This morning when I was getting ready to go out on my errands, I couldnít check the temperature in my system tray. I had to open the door and poke my head out to see if it was hot or cold. Not surprisingly, it wasnít hot. But it would have been nice to know how heavy a jacket I needed without exposing my flesh to goose bumps.
Hereís something else I hadnít considered. Iím watching Rachael Ray and sheís making this black bean and corn salad that looks like (a) something I could do, and (2) something I would eat. So I race to the computer and— nothing. I canít log onto the Food Network site to download the recipe. Not until Tuesday, anyway. (Not that I donít have enough leftover stoup from last night, but still. I was trying to think ahead.)