It doesn't actually hurt when you lose access to the Internet. Today's inexplicable down-time proved that. But what if it'd been offline for longer than the better part of a day??? And what if that had happened on a day when I really needed to be here, sitting at my computer, making good, steady progress on my website? Or, worse still, on someone else's...
Fortunately what happened today hasn't happened in more than a year. In fact I don't actually recall the last time I couldn't get online. Which is a good thing. As it was that today was largely spent in non-computer endeavors. Meetings and festival preparation...no need to be connected for these things.
But I didn't like it.
I suspect it was good for me. Actually pausing to consider what it was like before I relied so heavily on the www, reminded me how heavily I rely on this access now. Not sure what such a realization actually means, but it's something to think about.
Meanwhile, I've been happily reunited with my access. Breathing sighs of relief. Not a panic attack in sight!