Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I Don't Like It When the Internet is Down

On Monday at about 2pm my internet connection faded and then vanished.

At first I didn't want to believe it. I kept myself in a state of denial, telling myself it was just being extra sluggish and ridiculous. I didn't want to call the server because, oh, I don't know why. Maybe it was because making the call would force me to admit that the connection really was cut, (as in dead, lifeless, of no use, severed.)

Last time this happened I called them over and over. "I can see the problem," I told them. "The cable is dangling like a free and crazy thing from the 5th pole away from my house! Just come and FIX it!"

But they didn't come until almost 3 days later. (By then I had developed a slight twitch and a nervous little laugh.)

I NEED this connection! I need to know that an email from Trevor might just drop into my inbox at any time (you know how college kids are up at all hours) or that word from Jesse, away-off-yonder, might suddenly show up. I WANT a cheery note from Nelly and news from my sister, for crying out loud. I HAVE to hear back from Brady, my travel guy, so that I can stop being stressed about the tickets I'm trying to get booked for a whole buncha people. I MUST give answers to a lot of PRESSING questions from IMPORTANT people and, what's more, I FEEL BETTER about myself when I have a clue about what's happening in other parts of the world so for heaven's sake DON'T cut me off from the BBC!

Oh my! Now the connection has been repaired after a 24 hour disruption.

And I'm just left wondering this... How did I manage so nicely for those 10 years in Loita without being wired??

:-)

10 comments:

Trevor Borden said...

you need to ween yourself off. listen to the Radio. love you

Nelly said...

I need your cheery emails, too.

Sue said...

No, don't ween yourself off...we love your connections! It connects us...it reminds us of your life there in Africa that we love...so sorry about the twitching...but we also want you to be connected!!
How else would we get pictures of Heather up in the tree...or hear how the angels are keeping her safe even if she falls out of the tree...
You are ever so cute and loved by us!!

dana said...

how beautiful that Trevor, with the wisdom that only youth affords, (and with the clarity and perspective of one whose whole life is before him...) can remind us to "chill" our anxiety and need for electronic connectedness...

of course, he meant that for you Lisa...cuz you're his mom...

but maybe some of the rest of us are listening...

dana said...

how beautiful that Trevor, with the wisdom that only youth affords, (and with the clarity and perspective of one whose whole life is before him...) can remind us to "chill" our anxiety and need for electronic connectedness...

of course, he meant that for you Lisa...cuz you're his mom...

but maybe some of the rest of us are listening...

djcconsulting said...

Hi Lisa,
I twitch when my computer is down,too. Welcome back to civilization!
Love you,
Dore'

lisa said...

Trev,

Josephine has Swahili radio on all day. My favorite part is on this one show whenever they quote Jesus because they turn on the reverb real strong for any Jesus quotes so it sounds really realistic.

Technology is so cool!

:-)

Lacey said...

I totally relate Lisa! When I think about my life now, I wonder how I ever made it without the computer or internet for so many years in the bush!! I think that the shakes wear off in the first 72 hours though. (or at least that's what they say....)

Sue said...

Gosh, really...I don't want to encourage your twitching...so go ahead and ween yourself off dear,

resa said...

I really like reading your blog. You're one of those people I'd like to get to know better and as we're on different parts of the earth, I enjoy the blog. Maybe God will have me visit Tanzania sometime. Mental note, pray for Lisa's internet lines....