As many of you know, the powers-that-be in rural Sweden have decreed that, even though the fibre internet connection I ordered nearly two years ago still hasn’t actually been connected to my house, my landline is going to be removed tomorrow. Don’t ask. Just don’t.
Given that my entire livelihood is based on the work that comes through said line – and that I live in a mobile black spot where I don’t even get text messages without going out into the next door field – this has made me more than slightly cross.
I will, undoubtedly, write more about this at some later point.
But in the meantime, today has been spent frantically downloading a load of media so that we can survive the unknown length of time before we have another reliable internet connection at home.
So here’s my question to you. If you knew your internet connection was going to be removed tomorrow, what would you download today?
For me, given that I’ve already got a huge shelf of DVDs that I’ll be happy to watch again, it’s been umpteen audiobooks, some Manx lessons and about a million hours’ worth of music.
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Well, Sophie and I have racked our brains and can’t think of anything! Surrounded by books, DVDs etc. though…
Wait though, do you use Google maps? It can be convinced to download a surrounding area if it thinks you will be without signal.
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Not planning to be anywhere that I’ll need a map – and in any case, I’ll have mobile internet when I’m *away* from home!
Don’t know about downloads – not big into that – but would be very tempted to go on an online book and jigsaw shopping spree.
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Ha! I *love* jigsaws, but I have one that I bought in Barcelona during Elia Together in 2016 that I still haven’t done, so I definitely don’t need any more of those. From past experience, when I lose my internet connection I spend so much time rushing around simply to get sufficient access to do my ordinary work that I don’t have any time at all for offline activities other than falling into bed.
And my e-book TBR pile is already tolerably enormous (and that’s without a couple of bookshelves full of things screaming “read me AGAIN!”).