OK, friends, this just might possibly be the funniest and weirdest and most random post we’ve ever had here on So About What I Said, but it’s a story that is just too good to leave untold. It’s a story that shows, at the very least, just how dependent I’ve become on technology. Last weekend, there I was trying to go through and organize some emails (Have I ever told you that I have a tendency to let them pile up? No? Well, that’s a blog post topic for another day…), and just when I was in the middle of things — BAM! — the power goes out. Now, this was around 9pm, so the house, naturally, becomes pitch black. The only thing I could see was the faint light on my wheelchair, which casted a small glow around the room.
The next hour or so went by in one huge blur. I’d been cut off from my technology source, and honestly, I felt completely lost. Well, completely lost might be a bit of an exaggeration, but one thing was true: I didn’t know what to do with myself. I couldn’t even watch my backlog of Dr. Phil episodes on my DVR; it was that bad.
On top of that, my cell phone was almost dead. The only source of power we had — aside from those trusty candles — was the computer, which still had some battery power left. Needless to say, I felt like I had gone back to the Stone Age, so I did the only logical thing: I went to bed. But I did wonder, as I drifted off to sleep, how people lived back then, And, really, what did the whole experience say about my reliance on technology? I didn’t know what to do with myself!!