Wednesday, January 30, 2013


So if any of you have been keeping track, I haven't written in about a month. It has nothing to do with me not wanting to, but more the fact that once we moved, our new house had no phone or cable run to it yet...therefore NO INTERNET!!!
Thank God I still have a coffee maker!!

I am currently writing at the car dealership, while my car gets a oil change. So sad. Sometimes I will just drive up to a store with wifi and sit in the parking lot trying to update my fb or pay a bill online.

Not having internet is pretty annoying especially when half your life is spent on the computer. But it wasn't just the lack of interwebs, we also didn't put up our tvs ( they got damaged in the move and we were waiting for the whole claim thing to go through) which also meant no video games or movies. And to top it off, our cell phones had very limited access to anything! Like dial up for your phone. Not to mention our 
phone calls would sometimes go through or just cut out or drop at random.

I know that these technologies are now a very intricate part of our lifestyles to varying degrees, but to have them ALL taken away all at the same time, it was a bit of a shock. Now after a month, we are starting to get used to (not so much liking) life without these things. 

So to STAY POSITIVE haha I came up with some things that were actually nice for us not having our normal technology:

1. Productive.
We unpacked our entire house in 3 days INCLUDING the garage. That's right. 3 DAYS. 

2. Early bedtime.
No matter how much patience you have, one can only take so much of a cell that has been trying to load your FB feed for the last 30 min. Might as well go to sleep!

3. Rediscover books.
I am on book three of the C.S. Lewis classics...I can't believe I never read this stuff when I was a kid!

4.Our Dora the explorer is coming out.
We have 5 acres now and have really loved just walking around the woods with our little girl and the dogs. Brings back some lost childhood memories of treasure hunting! So far I have found a deer spine, a opossum skull, trash from the builders and a dog collar that is DEFINITELY not our dogs...gross.

5. We are WORKING the land!
If there is one thing our property does not lack it is ROCKS. We have now made several flower beds, lined our driveway, and made a firepit out of what feels like a scratch of the surface in rocks that are left. What has been nice are the toned biceps me and the hubs are starting to get! WHO NEEDS A GYM!!???

Oh and I forgot to mention this before...that medical condition I gave myself a while back...well it's starting to cause some issues...
I think I had better go see a doctor or something :)

Hello DECAF!


  1. Love it Jessica! Thanks for sharing your adventure as you "enjoy the journey". Our recent move was 6 weeks without cable, spotty phone service, etc. Very hard to believe but there is life beyond internet. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Williams/Williamsons this past weekend.

  2. And I thought we were the only one who called it "interwebs". (Regular show?)

  3. out of the 5 positives, only 3 and 4 sound positive to me. :)

  4. Whew I hope you got that medical condition checked out!


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