I have renewed respect for my family. We have survived a little over a week without internet service. I didn’t think we could do it; and, yes, we did have access to cyberspace at work and at school. Still, it was a bit of an inconvenience. Yesterday, however, our service was restored, and our ancient (c. 2004) desktop was permanently retired. I think we’ll manage just fine with laptops. Best of all, my wonderful Virginia cherry washstand—my first antique purchase--is no longer a computer desk! I am enjoying planning how it will be used in this corner of the kitchen. For now, I’m letting it “breathe.”
Truly, it wasn’t such a bad thing to be disconnected for a few days. I was able to focus on the projects I wrote about earlier, and I was able to re-organize the closet under the stairs. This closet becomes a crazy catch-all during the Christmas season, so it is delightful to have it fully operational again. The bins are from Lowes. I’d rather the bins all had the same trim color, but I couldn’t wait long enough for the next shipment. I’m not sure which is the worst of those two traits—caring that closet storage containers match (also known as perfectionism) or being in such a hurry to finish (impatience). I suspect the latter; what do you think?
Either way, I’m flawed; but, happily, the closet is working just fine. And, thankfully, so is the internet.