Life Without Internet

An entire week without internet.

An internet fast.

I wish I could say I lost a few pounds but alas, I continued to eat during my fast.

Two back-to-back trips meant I was gone from home for eight days.

The first trip was so spontaneous that I didn’t have time to prepare any blog posts and thought I would write when I arrived at our destination.

Spontaneity with a family of six is really an oxymoron.

But we pulled it off and I was sure I would just keep blogging when we got out of the car.

Only to find no internet.

Except on my phone. I’m a creative problem solver and a bit of techno-nerd but I cannot write a blog post on the keyboard of my phone.

Nor can I answer emails other than a few short words on my phone.

I’m an old-fashioned typist – shocking but true!

We’re all fine, fine, fine!

Really, it was a lovely break. All the typing and emailing and reading on the computer screen can be exhausting. I think everyone should try to take an internet break a time or two.

Being tethered to the internet and the wondrous wireless world is great but I still like being with people and have conversation while we make eye contact with each other and aren’t multi-tasking with our laptops and cell phones and other amazing electronic gadgets.

I’ll share some highlights in the coming days. Oh, the fun stories I have to tell of the Humpfreeze family travels.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without internet in recent years?


One year ago..

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    Melinda says:

    We did an internet fast this summer on our summer vacation as well in Ponce Inlet. I forgot to check when I booked the house to see if it had internet. It did turn out okay and all of us survived but now it’s the first thing I look for almost when I’m looking at houses to rent for vacations! For example – skiing in Vermont over Christmas break.

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    Dawn says:

    Hi Sherra. I’m a friend of Leigh Anne’s. Leigh Anne probably has no idea I was hooked on the Bachelorette and I have been checking your blog daily for any comments on the finale. In fact, I almost asked her if you were OK, but figured I’d have to let my junk TV habit out of the bag.

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    julieann says:

    Welcome Dawn! I think during some of our moves we’ve gone for a month or so w/o internet. It’s a useful tool, but I prefer human contact.


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