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Water or the Internet

What would you do if someone held a gun to your head and shouted, “Give me your water or your internet?” Which would you hand over?

Sounds silly, but this weekend I had the opportunity to test it out.

Last week I discovered a leaking pipe in the basement. Apparently it had been leaking for quite some time and caused a rather ugly mess. The leak is in a portion of the house I do not frequent (too many spiders).

Anyway, to fix the leak, my hubby had to turn off the main water valve which meant that we didn’t have water for the duration of the time it took to fix the problem. Did I ever mention that my hubby is not a plumber? Huxtables

My hubby is like the Cliff Huxtable character of the Cosby Show TV series (It’s a good thing he doesn’t read my blog because he would take exception to my last comment). Cliff was a great doctor, but he wasn’t so great at performing household repairs.

Back to the Water

It took most of the weekend to fix the leaking pipe. We ended up being without water for over 24 hours. He was frustrated and annoyed (he used a few words that I cannot print here). Luckily my kids weren’t home (they had other social engagements). It was me, my annoyed hubby and the dog (oh, and the unfixable leak).

internetI looked at the situation as a mini vacation. Without running water I couldn’t wash dishes, do the laundry or even cook. With all of the extra time on my hands, I was able to order take out food and spend a little uninterrupted time on the computer.

Except for the occasional banging and cuss word, it was a quiet peaceful day. That’s when it hit me and I’m ashamed to admit it. It looks like I’m a happier camper without water than without the internet. After all, I could run to the store and purchase a few gallons of water, but I sure can’t run to the store and purchase a few hours of internet time.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Eve September 21, 2009, 3:29 pm

    I would take the internet, too – no doubt about it. Moving into a new apartment a few weeks ago, I was without internet for about a week and I was in PAIN. I wept REAL tears over being without internet. Water = distant second. 🙂
    .-= Eve´s last blog ..The Joy of Coming Home and Confessions of a Scary Teacher Who Frightens Her Students =-.

  • MsMayor September 21, 2009, 4:09 pm

    This was great- we’ve all become so depended upon the internet we almost dont know what to do with out it. I would probably take the internet as well- What has this world come to? Can you imagine the next few generations dependability on the internet and cyberworld….
    .-= MsMayor´s last blog ..Daddy To Be Bites the Dust….Only 15 =-.

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