Friday, December 19, 2008

Life without Internet, day 1, take 2

A while back someone cut an internet cable in the Mediterranean Sea--actually three of them-- launching the Middle East into an internet black hole.

It happened, again.

I fail to see how or why, exactly. Wouldn't they have realized it was a problem when it was cut the first time? Wouldn't they have taken measures to protect the cables better and/or route them differently?

Apparently not.

So last night, just as I was beginning to download my friend Shallee's Christmas letter, the internet died. I haven't had the chance to read Shallee's letter yet, but I'm sure it was fabulous.

We were also going to purchase some plane tickets last night--using the Lewis's fast-fast-volvo-like internet--so that we could take a trip to Spain and Morocco in January after my brother leaves. Unfortunately we are not sure how that's going to happen now given that there is no internet connectivity anywhere.

I was also planning on getting caught up at work, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen, either. It's really too bad, too, because we just got the internet in the middle of October so I haven't even been able to work all that much since we've been out here and I'm behind from not working that much in the summer because I was too busy packing and/or stressing out.

Sadly we don't even know if a cable was cut for sure because our television doesn't work, either. We are completely cut off from the world.

Today's Friday or we'd probably see what we could do to fix our television that hasn't turned on for weeks and weeks. The Schillings are coming over use our internet...they will be disappointed that all we have to offer them by way of entertainment is good ol' fashioned card games.

Anyway, I'm banking on a cut cable. It would only make sense for it to happen twice. This is Egypt, after all.

1 comment:

  1. This "fix" was much faster than the last time. We were in the dark for a full 7 days, if not longer. I was really fretting when it went out this time that we wouldn't be able to have any Christmas communication this year! Ah, the lovely things of Egypt. (only 4 more months, baby! we have an "after egypt" expression too! that's not it. i just like saying that.)