I love the internet
Our lives were so much different ten years ago, twenty years ago, thirty years ago and forty years ago. There are so many things that I miss:
Rushing home on Saturday night from wherever we were to watch Emergency 51
Walking home from school by taking the shortcuts – climbing fences, walls, cutting through yards…
Having pickup games of baseball in the neighborhood
Going camping – in a TENT
But what I don’t miss is the unanswered questions which I always seemed to have so many of. Now, with the internet I can be inquisitive any time I want and most often can find an answer – hopefully the correct answer. What will that look like when my kids are grown?
Tonight I couldn’t get my trunk open. I LOVE my 1995 Volvo. First and foremost – it has heated seats! In addition it has leather seats, a large trunk, a nice stereo, it is green – and it is old! You wouldn’t think old would be a highlight – but think about it – I don’t have to worry about what my kids are eating or spilling in the car; I don’t need to worry about how I am going to get a sick dog to the vet: I don’t need to worry about parking in a parking lot on a windy day (all those stray carriages); I don’t need to worry about parking it in the driveway when the kids are riding their bikes! I can live with my car, in my car and life can go on around my car. It cleans up easily enough. BUT – because it is old, things sometimes break. Tonight – I couldn’t get into my trunk. That was a new one. My camera was in there and I can’t live without that for too long. Now – back to the internet piece of this story – No worries, I logged onto my computer (now that the Malware issue is resolved) and looked up what to do on a Volvo 850 when the trunk won’t open. Went downstairs, climbed into the trunk through the back seat with a flashlight – and fixed the problem. Came back upstairs all smug because I fixed it and didn’t have to pay someone to do that task. What did it cost me? A few bruises from the trip into the trunk. No big deal.