Tomorrow our cable modem is disconnected, so I’m posting this tonight. On Friday we’re moving to the Tampa Bay area in Florida. We have decided to hurry up and get down there so we don’t miss another hurricane season!
I’m excited about our new venture (HSI Technologies), and looking forward to getting down there and getting settled. The only problem is that I will have to suffer without a high speed Internet connection for at least five whole days! Oh the tragedy!
I remember many years ago when Bill Gates talked about the digital lifestyle. People would be dependant on the Internet to do everything from getting the weather to planning their days. I know that I definitely live that "lifestyle" and many of my friends do as well. Not having Internet access for five days (three of which will be spent on the road anyway) may not sit high on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, but in my case, the others are covered, so Internet access is the big crisis. That and trying to move a small reef tank aquarium across the country in the back of my Honda Element.
It reminds me of a time, about 7 years ago, when I was bitching to a friend that my private airplane wasn’t available to me because it was in the shop getting an annual inspection. About mid-way through my rant I stopped msyelf and said something like "if the biggest problem in my life is that my personal airplane isn’t available on demand, I really need to just stop bitching…".
Remains true to this day. Now if only I still owned the airplane, then I’d have something to bitch about – it wouild probably still be in the shop.
See you in Brandon! – Eric.