New House and No Internet: What is a Boy to Do?
The last couple of weeks I've been moving into my new house. It's been difficult for several reasons. The first reason is because living in a place with no internet connection has never been high on my dream home amenities list. Secondly, I can't believe somebody hasn't made an app to make the whole experience more bearable.
But during these weeks of high tech cold turkey I've come to realize just how reliant my life has become on the Internet. Without my phone due to 'technical issues' (thanks HTC) and with no active land-line in the new crib, I've been unable to do anything other than boil the kettle and play with the dishwasher. I have no idea how much is left in the bank, I can't organize a night in the pub 100 yards down the street. And, what has generally been going on the world has passed me by for an entire fortnight.
By the miracle of public wifi I've been able to upload this simple blog post. But my connection will inevitably die within the next five minutes and I will be plunged back into my self created tech-free purgatory. On the plus side I can always put my feet up and relax I front of the TV; or at least I would if my house wasn't one of the only places in the UK which still has an analog aerial installed. A few hours of daytime scheduling is the last thing I need right now.
So for now I guess I'll just mess around with the electronic fire, test all the appliances and twiddle my thumbs. But at least I've learned that running your life from a laptop isn't quite as efficient as I once thought and as soon as Safari decides to load I'll be doing my hardest to kick that Twitter habit, detox from Facebook and, most importantly, apply for some genuine paper billing.