Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unplugged.

I've had no internet all day today. I just woke up and it was gone. No where to be seen.

I must admit I panicked a bit at first. What if someone sent me an important email? How could I check the weather radar to see how far away the impending storm was? How could I bake banana bread if I couldn't load Kirsty's site? How would I find Indi's singing teacher's phone number? How would I post my day six blog of Blogtoberfest? What if...

I tried to fix it but had no idea what I was doing and then I made a decision to turn it off and be without it for the whole day.

In the end I had to bake something from a recipe book instead, the rain still came, I texted someone for the phone number and I had SO MUCH MORE TIME!! I played and read books and baked with the girls, I cut out and sewed two and a bit dresses, I knitted a few rows of my cardi and I was really present.

I didn't jump up to answer the email ping, I didn't get distracted by blog land or lost in ravelry land and all those emails will just have to wait until tomorrow.

Bren walked into the office at 8.30pm and switched the router off and on again and wouldn't you know it, it all worked perfectly. Yay!

Farmer Bren brought 300 of these chickies home today too. They are one day old and super cute. Some of them haven't even opened their eyes yet.

Most of them are out in the brooder but six have stayed inside to ride in tractors and pose in shoes. Its 9pm now and they are still cheeping in their box. Hmmm if they don't go to sleep soon I think they might need to go and join the others.

So my friends I hope you've all had a fun and productive day and I'll see you tomorrow. That is unless my farm boy does what he's threatening to do and turns the internet off again in the morning.

38 comments:

  1. I know what would we have done without it? Much less? Much more? It is so much of a love/hate relationship - online and technology!

    Gorgeous little chicks. The girls must be absolutely loving them!

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  2. awwwwww! gorgeous little chickens. wow 300 of them! thats alot of chicken. internet withdrawals are not fun!

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  3. I can hear the squeals of delight over those chicks... busy would be hysterical. x

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  4. chicks
    internet
    chicks
    internet

    chicks win- soooo fluffy and cute!

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  5. The chicks are gorgeous. Hope they stop chirping for you soon. There is flaw in the farm boy's plan - he showed you how to turn it back on!

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  6. cuuuuute!! Can we come and play!!?? I know what you mean about computer time. I mostly limit myself to morning and evening so as not to get too distracted through the day.

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  7. I know - I and no internet most of last week & as much as I love it - it is definitely a time suck! Those chicks are so cute - I wonder if my mr would notice if I bought some why he Is away x

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  8. they're so gorgeous!!!
    i think we should all have an internet-less day every now and again :D

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  9. I know what you mean, if i spent half the time sewing as what i do on the computer i would accomplish many things!

    Wow 300 chickens! Bet the girls are loving that!

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  10. Cute chicks, hope they all go to sleep for you soon. I need to turn the computer off for a few days too. It can be so distracting.

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  11. yikes, I love a baby chick shot!

    you need to write that banana bread recipe down (or print it) as it is a staple in our house, one that has joined the scribbled in recipe book with many a smear on it's page as testament to it's frequent usage.

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  12. I think it's what they call a 'good problem to have.' I keep meaning to set a certain day where I don't access it at all. Keith and I just went away for four days with no computer, and it was so lovely. Lots of reading...I told him all about yuor caravan last night too.

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  13. Ah yes, how much more can we get done if we don't go surfing the net?
    Funny thing is life still goes on around us even without it.
    Fluffy balls of cuteness, adorable, 300 of them, wow.
    10.30pm it's raining, yay.

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  14. Ah yes, how much more can we get done if we don't go surfing the net?
    Funny thing is life still goes on around us even without it.
    Fluffy balls of cuteness, adorable, 300 of them, wow.
    10.30pm it's raining, yay.

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  15. did you say 300??? we recently adopted 3. you are such a brave farmer; although, i suppose, the more the merrier!

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  16. We recently had the best part of 10 days with no internet and once I got over the initial panic I got my crochet out and got loads of unfinished projects finished, also I did more housework than I've done all year!!!
    Love the baby chicks...my sister is raising teeny tiny baby quails at the moment.
    Em xxx

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  17. So sweeeeeeeeeeet, I love the one of the chicks in the dumper truck. Your children must be beside themselves.

    Kate

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  18. 300 chickens! thats unreal! I had a chicken in year 11 biology and it kept me awake most the night and would only sleep if it was next to my bed (as apposed to over the heating) my mother thought it was soo funny!

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  19. Feel all warm and fuzzy now...thanks!

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  20. Ohhhh...chookies! Now I'm all broody. So sweet, Kate.

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  21. TOO CUTE! I love those little chicks! and they are so mini :) Hope they went to sleep for you

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  22. I kind of love it when I can't get online, isn't it funny. I'm glad you had a lovely day without it. How could you not with all those little chicks, so cute!!

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  23. Hooray for days without I say. They are lovely (& make you appreciate the positives more).

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  24. What? isnt that what your iphone is for? lol

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  25. It is amazing how much one gets down and the amount of time when you have no internet.
    But Kate I can't really think straight or make an intelligible comment, I'm super super distracted by the CHICKIES!!!! OOOOMMMMGGGG!!!.
    I hope those 6 that have hung around stay around, Mr/ms Shoe model looks quite comfy there!!
    xo
    Ps And if you have TOO MANY well you know......

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  26. Love it! Imagine how different the day would have been had the router trick worked at 10am?
    I'm feeling guilty of the same thing right now - once my cup of tea is finished I'm logging off. Promise!
    We used to buy 100 day old chicks every year when I was growing up. Sold 80 of them at point of lay. Wonderful memories - so great for your girls to enjoy this too! V cute

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  27. Oh how cute are those chickens! Glad your internet is working again too, it is always annoying when that happens isnt it. I do agree that you do have more time when your not on the computer but I cant help myself sometimes.

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  28. Cheep cheep.
    Pretty hot chicks you've got ;o)

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  29. Cute little chickens :) You should see it when internet goes down at work - very scary LOL

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  30. I love the chicks in the truck!

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  31. We made that recipe just the day before I could have bought you some lol. It sounds like a wonderful and enjoyable day and maybe you have to do this on more ocassions. Love the cutie chicks and my boy especially loves them in the dump truck.
    Deb

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  32. Yeah its great when there is no internet and no computer. Soooo much more gets done about the house, the kids are much more enjoyable to be around, some crafting happens and I feel so much more alive. I have been switching off a lot more lately and been enjoying 2, 3, 4 even 5 days a week without it, but I do miss reading all the inspiring blogs. Cute chickies btw! And so sad to hear about your Pixie. She looks a lot like our Seth who died a couple of years ago. She sounds like she was a beautiful dog. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

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  33. super cute chicks!
    i'm envious but i'm too scared to get babies in case they turn out to be roosters....
    l
    x

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  34. Those baby chicks are so sweet esp the ones driving the truck and wearing the sneekers ;-) Life is so much more productive without the distraction of Blogland but I feel lonely and disconnected without it way up here in FNQ :-)

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  35. but what would i do with out Google, i think i need to find out.Thanks for the reminder :) xoo

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  36. glad to hear you survived!!
    it's great for the brain to unplug for a bit, but i'm usually out of the house when i'm unplugged.
    love the chick in the runner + the colours of those runners :)

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