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Checking Out or Checking In?

I have a rare moment of wireless connection in a week of dead spots, so I will make this quick.

We have gone back in time here in rural Nova Scotia. My cell phone provider, Rogers, provides patchy coverage in this part of the country. And by patchy I mean no coverage at all at this precise locale. This bar of reception that my computer is showing is rarer than the steak tartar that they served my husband in France.

The cottage that we rent is big on location, being a few feet away from the Northumberland Strait, but small on technology. No phone lines, no Wi-Fi, no DVD players, no stereo. We do have cable, however, to get us through some rainy patches.

And so the focus falls squarely on conversation. Children have to resort to knocking on each others cottages to see if their friends can come out to play. Bonfires and hide and seek are the nightly entertainment. There is a project underway digging to China.

It is simple and lovely.

As much as I love blogging and social networking, there is a beauty to returning to the isolation of the present company.

My bars are disappearing and the ocean is calling, so farewell for the week, and hello to Nova Scotia.

Categories: Life
  1. Joanne Lawlor
    July 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Welcome back Dee! Enjoy the weak without technology. The photo looks very familiar and brings back some great memories of Murray’s cottages. See you back in Dartmouth.

  2. July 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Enjoy your time away from the internet! How delightful for a change!

  3. July 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Enjoy the peace! A week without technogadgets sounds lovely!

  4. Katherine at be well gifts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Enjoy, make happy memories! I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I subscribed :-)Be Well, Katherine

  5. August 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hey Deanna–
    Tomorrow morning at 7 EST (Wed. Aug 3)–I have a post scheduled to go live that you might want to check out. I’m leaving you a little something, but this award obligates you to do absolutely nothing, unless you really, really want to. http://www.reinventingtheeventhorizon.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/notes-toward-a-bloggers-bible-saving-a-blogroll-redeeming-a-meme/

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