Monday, April 14, 2008

Coasting to normal

Things are settling down to a bit more normal now, with company gone and Steve rested up from the trip and looking for projects. Unfortunately, the cold snap being felt further up the east coast has hit here, too. The sun is very bright and the breeze is brisk, but it's cold. Too cold to do much of anything outside. I guess we'll do a bit of vegging.

Our guests while they were here, and Steve, as he set up this wi-fi capable office laptop, looked for the flash drive. Nope. You'd be amazed at how tiny the space is and how impossible it would seem to lose something in it. But that sucker's gone!

Tomorrow we head back to city life. I'll buy a new flash drive (so glad they're cheap!) for the next trip here, and I'll once again have the time to visit properly. The eclectic pundit has tons of space-intensive stuff up I can't wait to have the selfish time to dawdle over...

I've said a similar thing before but it bears repeating: the introduction of the computers was one thing; the creation of virtual communities spawned by broadband internet connection on those computers, in the short space of 10 or 15 years, is amazing. The doomsayers were telling us we'd be isolated by the phenomenon, but I feel far from that. My life was just fine bb (before broadband), but now it's enriched in ways unimaginable such a short time ago. I took to life after broadband as naturally as a bird to wing, so quickly that I seem to have taken all that enrichment for granted until it was closed to me for these past few days. Today broadband again. Tomorrow, music!

The grass truly is greener, at least in some ways....

3 comments:

Cuidado said...

I'm with ya! I too am enriched by the community.

michele said...

Ralph, have you looked under the fridge or stove for the flash drive. Perhaps the cats got to playing with it and knocked it under something.

Ralph said...

That's a distinct possibility now that you mention it, but at this rate it won't be found until we move all the furniture. No great loss--I had just dropped a dragged a few songs and a food picture, all of which I still have on my hard drive, and the flas itself was a cheapie. I'm set up already with a freebie, a 2-gig leftover from Steve's office. It was very weird, though, how that thing got lost immediately. I mean, I dropped it into this 2-foot square space, and it was gone!