One of my favorite movies is While You Were Sleeping. It came out my sophomore year of college and my room mates and watched it several times in the theaters. Maybe I shouldn't admit that. If you're familiar with the movie you may remember the beginning, when she's talking about her father giving her mother the world in the form of a globe. Then it ends with Jack, giving Lucy the world in the form of a stamp on her passport. This is a great example of coming full circle and seeing the end from the beginning but that's a whole other craft post.
Two weeks ago our house was packed up and we drove across the country. We got to our teeny, tiny, apartment a week ago. The internet that came with our apartment was unusable. Truly, horribly, bad. We signed up with a company and were supposed to have everything ready for internet last Thursday. All day long Thursday I chanted, "I'm going to get internet, I'm going to get internet". In my head, of course. Out loud would have been crazy. The Engineer finally comes home from work and starts hooking everything up, but it doesn't work. He calls tech support and they say it looks as if there's a wire not plugged in somewhere and they'll get someone out to look at it. On Tuesday.
I almost cried.
I tried to hide it. I don't think I managed well. My sweet, sweet computer geek of a husband came home Friday, went outside and found where the wire had been cut. It was only about a foot from where it entered our apartment. Being the nerd that he is, he not only had the knowledge to do it, but the tools and supplies needed when most of our stuff is still in storage. So he just capped the wire and spliced it together, hooked it up, plugged it in. I don't know, pick whichever situation is correct, and I had internet. Finally. After a whole week without it. Now, before you all hold an intervention, I can live without the internet. But that's where all my finances, work, friends, family, and research are. I missed it and I'm glad to be back.
I love my computer nerd engineer. He gave me the world in the form of the internet.