What would I do without technology?
I have never thought of myself as a technology buff.
Sure, I enjoy my Xbox, and I love seeing the next big product that Apple has to offer every year, but I never really cared a ton about how these things worked. I just knew that they worked and that I enjoyed them.
Well, with all the crazy weather we had last week, I got taught a lesson about how much I need my technology.
When I work in West Branch, I like to stay at my family cabin, rather than drive all the way back to Bay City. I have been doing this since March.
Now our cabin is very comfortable. We have everything a person needs to be comfortable. There is a stove, microwave, shower and a television with a DVD player.
There is no cable or Internet there, but that is no big problem. I just plug in the Xbox or watch a movie most nights.
Well, last week all of that was taken away from me, thanks to good ol’ Mother Nature.
Now when I go to deer camp out in the middle of nowhere, it’s fine to be without the comforts of electricity and technology. But when I am home alone, let me tell you, it’s a major problem apparently.
I had two options, go home and spend the money on fuel, or stick it out. I chose to not spend the money on gas, because I am a little cheap, and stay.
Thank goodness I had my trusty cell phone, which had no bars because the cabin is very close to the middle of nowhere. But I was able to call my grandfather and father and get the generator hooked up with no trouble.
I had enough power for a little light and the television. But without that I would have gone crazy sitting there with nothing.
When I went to bed and turned everything off, it was extremely dark and very quiet.
With nothing but a flashlight and my cell phone, I went to bed. I thought to myself, “What have I become that I can’t live without my things?” I need my phone, and I really need my Xbox.
Then I thought that maybe it’s not just me; maybe all of us can’t live without technology. I have to use a computer every day. I hate cell phones, yet I use mine all the time.
What if someone just flipped the switch and turned everything off? Would you go crazy, or would you be able to suck it up?
I think I could manage, but it would be a challenge.
Some things I can do without. But don’t take away my Xbox.