Sunday, September 28, 2008

Leaping into the Present...

Yes, I have had dial up forever (9 years). Yes, I have been happy with it. Yes, I am one of the four people left on the face of this earth with dial up. Yes, I had been happy to only spend $10 per month on the internet. Yes, the whole world made fun of me. Yes, I was OK with that.

Then my internet provider (my previous employer) said they were no longer offerering dial-up (what??? why not???). I'd have to find a new provider, they said. Huh??

So here I am with high(er) speed internet from Sympatico. You can actually now call our house and not get a busy signal while we are on the computer. Our kids can now play webkinz at home.

OK, I'll admit that I had been thinking of getting high speed even before we moved. Breaking down and paying the higher fees. Secretly planning my switch. And I am loving my new wireless high(er) speed internet.

Yesterday morning I spent 45 minutes on Facebook. Time I should have spent unpacking those last boxes. Now tell me again what's so great about high speed? :)

PS: Now that I have high speed, I was all set to post some great pics. Guess what??? Now our digital camera is BROKEN. *sigh*

5 comments:

Tara Marie said...

My sister-in-law is one of the other 3 with dial-up. lol!!

You will love this leap, we switched to a DSL line a year ago and it has been a dream [never realized how bad dial-up was until we switched].

Thinking of you.....

Anonymous said...

Once again... thanks for keeping up this post...it's nice to hear from you about your family and about Ryan, Curtis and Tom...It's always great to read what's happening with all of you...

Jen

All 4 My Gals said...

So funny Lisa, we didn't switch until we got a cheap bundle with our cable. :) that includes free internet phone service.

I hope you enjoy the time you are saved....even though you're right w/it being faster you'll probably just spend MORE time online. LOL HUGS

Mauzy said...

oh, I so remember the term Annette used...spendy! ha

love it... and just think of it as getting a bit closer/faster to us!

Tara Marie said...

Lisa, just popping by to say that Annette has been in my thoughts all day, as it was a year ago, we all traveled to celebrate with her the gift of friendship that Down syndrome had brought to our lives.

and I'm chuckling about Jan's remembering Annette's ''spendy'' reference to purchasing things.

Hugs to you all...