Monday, June 8, 2009

Tied to Technology

I really like to think of writing as the go-anywhere, pick up any-time wonder-craft.

And it is.  But boy, it sure is nice to do it on a laptop.

It’s been a rough few weeks at my house.  For some reason, everything at our house decided to kick the bucket at once.  Is it like that with everyone else?  You know….one minute everything is just fine and dandy, and the next you’ve got a bunch of car and house repairs on your hands.

Then the worst of all possible things happened to me—my laptop died.  I’m sure I gave a scream heard round the world.

Everything was backed up—that wasn’t the problem.  The problem was how accustomed I was to writing on the sofa with a computer in my lap.  And writing in the library.  And writing in the coffeehouse.

For some reason, this laptop order is taking a very loooong time.  In the meantime, I’ve been working upstairs in the kids’ playroom on the desktop.  But I have suffered! 

I’ve also written a lot in notebooks.  The only problem with that is that you have to later transcribe your scribblings back into a Word program, so it takes twice as long.

Isn’t it funny how quickly we get hooked on something?  And how quickly we just can’t do without it?



Stacy Post said...

I recently experienced a few days without internet access and I nearly went crazy. I feel your pain! What would we do without our laptops and internet access?

Lynette Hall Hampton said...

I've been without my computer for several days. It hurts. Nice photo, by the way.