Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Dark Ages

Our family has been taken back to the Dark Ages this week.  Sort of.

We have been without computers.

I know.  How have we made it???

In a nutshell, both of our computers have contracted a virus.  I like to call it the "antibiotic-resistant" type, as it has figured out a way around our safeguards, and even came back after we "fixed" it on one computer.  We finally got one computer back and it still isn't working correctly.  And when you get one computer back, and hubby who works from home needs it, understandably he gets first dibs.  Although, it gave him such trouble I believe he would rather have not even tried.

So I am attempting, for the moment, to re-enter the computer world and hoping for success.  Then we get to give back the computer on Monday for a re-boot.  Nice.

But it hasn't been all that bad. At least for me.  No, I haven't been able to keep up with the world and friends too much.  I have done some on my phone, but I am tired of that.  I  get what I "need" and then stop.  So, for me that has made for more productive time, as I haven't had the computer sitting there trying to distract me.  (Yes, I get distracted by the computer.  I know you do, too.  No sense in denying it)  It has been freeing and nice.  Can they keep the computers longer?

But alas.  We live in a computer world.  As a society, we are somewhat dependent on them.  My kids have school work assigments that require the use of the computer and internet.  Even without requiring the interenet, they have papers that need to be typed.  And printed. You should see their faces and hear their responses to - "You will just need to handwrite it."  and "You will need to use a book to study, not the internet".  It's a tragedy in their world.  It hasn't been so great for hubby who works from home, trying to get caught up and having the computer not cooperate.  

I'm not even sure this blog will post.  But this is the first time I have been able to sit at the computer since, hmm, I think Monday night? 

But it is interesting though.  That this computer issue came on the very week that the parentals (me and hubby) diagnosed our family's "screen-addicition" and instilled stricter regulations on screen time.

That, to me, sounds like some Divine Intervention. 

It will be back to the Dark Ages on Monday as we give back this limping computer.  And I really don't mind.

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