I admit, I do reel slightly ridiculous blogging about internet problems, not only because it’s a little ironic to post to an internet blog about internet issues, but also because of where I live. I live in one of, if not the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. I’m lucky to have internet at work and even luckier to have it at home! So, I will try and not complain, but just state facts. On Saturday, for some reason still unknown, our internet went out and was out until sometime yesterday afternoon. The internet will sometimes stop working when it rains but comes back within hours, so we didn’t give it much thought until Sunday evening. We wanted to Skype, we wanted to check email, we wanted to look on Facebook, you know, all of those important things. But we couldn’t.
Yesterday afternoon, one of the men that lives in our apartment building spent the better part of his day tracking down the right people and getting everything fixed and then…success! Everything was working! We could get on Facebook once again! Huzzah!
…and then a pole outside caught on fire….
Not sure what started the fire, what it burned, or what happened, but a pole on the street outside our walls caught on fire and took the internet down with it....
I don’t want any of this to sound whiney or needy because last night was such a fantastic evening. Drawn together by collective boredom, a few on-campus dwellers gathered in our apartment for several hours. We talked, we baked, we laughed, the guys tried to kill our resident mouse, we planned our weekend adventure, such a fun evening!
Now, it’s not like these evening are a rare occurrence. Honestly, we spend more time together than any other group of people I know, but there was something about just sitting on the floor, and hanging out in the middle of the week which was so peaceful and relaxing and wouldn’t have happened if we were slightly more spoiled here than we already are and had had internet.