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Monday, July 1, 2019

A Dreadful Time of Year to Be Offline

Just a note to say that for the near future, Ken and I will not have internet access. We drove to a restaurant tonight, so I could check our weather, check email, and post this very brief entry. This is the worst week to be without internet, because it is the very busiest week in the tourist season, and wherever I go to find wifi, so will there be loads of tourists doing the same. I have nothing against our tourists--we desperately need them here, but we usually steer clear of busy places.
Wimbledon can occupy us--we don't need wifi for that, thank goodness!
I will be checking in, though.
Katrina and I have just started reading One Hundred Years of Solitude for the Back to the Classics Challenge.

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  1. Sorry to hear about your internet issue.

    I loved One Hundred Years of Solitude. Hope that you enjoy it. Take care!

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    1. Oh Brian,
      I am trying so hard to like 100 Years. I'm 25 pages in, and my mind is resisting "suspending disbelief." Will keep working on that. Thanks.

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  2. Yes, tourists are annoying for locals but, do benefit the businesses so we MUST deal with it LOL

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    1. Hi Diane,
      Yes, we MUST! It's nice that where we live we can be blissfully free of the chaos. Very lucky. But trips for supplies are very harrowing. Yet I find I'm very happy if the crowds are out there for our local economy.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your internet problems. What a pain! Enjoy Wimbledon though, great match yesterday between Venus Williams and Cory Gauff... a star in the miaking.

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    1. Hi Cath,
      I didn't catch that match yesterday, and because we're taping the entirety of Wimbledon, we're watching that very match tonight. She is a phenomenon--so strong, so determined, so mature at such a young age. I wish her well and I wish her some "normal" teenage times just being a kid.

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  4. Enjoy your break from the internet! I can be productive (so I'm told...I've hear rumours. Hee hee)

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    1. Hi Ruthiella,
      Ken somehow or other was able to make a patch to make our internet work, though our provider told him there was no way to get internet until they come to us and fix it. Thank you, Ken!
      For the work I do, I'm lost without internet. Databases, fact-finding, ugh. Just feel very cut off.

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  5. Glad to hear that you have internet now. That is one of the things I find intriguing about some post-apocalyptic books is the absence of things like the internet that we now take for granted.

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    1. Hi Tracy,
      Yes, our internet is back. Oh, I would surely be a sorry piece of work if we were to lose internet permanently. How isolating! Can you imagine?
      Take care!

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  6. Yipes! I've missed you and your insightful reviews and comments! Hope that you're back soon!

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    1. Hi Cleo!
      Thanks so much for the good wishes. Yes, I'll be back. Sorry for the delay!

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