We have the holy folks to thank for introducing us to red-letter days. Since the 1500's holy days were marked in red on the calendar. Hence came the implication that red-letter days were important days.
Today, my dearest readers, is definitely, out here JOTOLR, a red-letter day. Frontier Communcations, bless their hearts, are bringing MM and me into the 21st Century, right here, right today, as the much heralded High Speed Internet installers arrive later this afternoon!
So, the question is, after hungering for this development for the past four years, trying my best to foster its inception in our neck of the woods, being given the run-around by Verizon multiple times, what will we be able to do with High Speed Internet? I know all too well about the "waiting....and waiting.....and waiting...." I can't imagine what that's going to be like NOT waiting. But let's get beyond that for a moment and let me vicariously sample some of the things y'all have taken for granted for years!
Here's the question: What can we DO with HSI? besides quicker connections and information flow? I'd be curious as to what you think.
And, finally, I must also mention the Age of Aquarius....my Aquarian husband, who does, indeed, love water, whether it's sailing, swimming, messing about in boats, turns 80 on Saturday. He's simply amazing! Love that guy! A lot! He is my rock. And at 80, I would definitely describe him as "spry!"
Well, it's been an interesting week. Win some, lose some. If I have offended anyone with my brash declarations and approaches to life both here on the farm and in the world at large, with my fiction-clothed objections to our animals being victimized, forgive me please.
I am slowly becoming more comfortable with being a rebel. It takes awhile, though, for a Miss Do-Right (me) to step out of the track and dare to swim against the mainstream currents. I was always the one who never parked outside the lines, never offered a dissenting opinion. But as I grew into adulthood, I discovered that questions and opinions I had were worth expressing. In discussion forums I often found I wasn't the only one who had similar questions and opinions.
There's too much going on in this world that needs our attention. We can't continue to sit on our hands and simply hope things will be different. Those of us who care must take up the causes we care ABOUT. Actively and forcefully. It's our duty.
Have a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by to visit this past week. I seem to be missing a few commenters. Hope I didn't lose you permanently!
See you Monday!