When Technology Goes Away

Yes, it’s been over a week since my last blog post. No, we did not fall off the planet. Well, we did fall off of the world wide web though. Our internet went out last week. Since we’re probably the last household without smartphones we were cut off from the world. More so because we couldn’t find our most updated phone book. Oh yeah, we were flyin’ blind.

I learned an important lesson this past week. Write down all important information and keep it in a safe place. Do not rely on the internet or even your computer to store this information.

We had a lot of canning to do this past weekend and of course all of my favorite recipes were here, not written down. I’m not opposed to using new ones from my canning books or making them up as I go (using the safe guidelines of course) because I couldn’t access my favorites. But canning is the least of my worries. What if I needed to access phone numbers I hadn’t written down for an emergency? What if technology was down more long term?

Now comes my next big project – getting everything in hard copy.

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