I’m not sure if the rough weather in the Pacific Northwest has hit the national news, but we’ve been having a record-breaking storm here. Twenty miles of I-5 is closed because of flooding. People have lost their lives and their homes.
Me, I just lost most of my television service and all of my internet service. Tough to complain. So I won’t.
What I will note is how deep the ruts of habit run. I just didn’t know what to do with myself without the internet. I’d play a game on my computer and unconsciously open the email program or try to check my website.
I did get some cookies decorated and more carving than usual done, but it was still disconcerting not having my normal place to take a break.
Of course, when I finally got back on line I found 128 emails in my inbox since someone had chosen this special time to use my email address to spam the world. I really appreciate having to list my email address when I listed myself as owner of lorenwebster.net. Next time I use my Google address since they seem to do the best job of corraling spam.
UPDATE: To add insult to injury, it turns out the days I did not post were the best days ever for attracting readers, reaching 1608 visitors yesterday. I wonder if this site will become a REAL hit when I finally pass away?