At least that is what it feels like. We arrived in Germany on Sunday and we don’t have phones, internet, television, a microwave, dishwasher OR a garbage disposal. (GASP!) But seriously – think about how often you use each one of those! It’s a bit weird, no?
We don’t speak German, so I feel like I have no connection with the outside world. JD took the car to work today and we won’t hear from him until he gets off work tonight. I say “JD took the car” like that even matters. It’s a stick-shift. How on EARTH did I forget to learn how to drive a manual transmission before we got here!?
Lest you take this all as complaining – I’m just expressing how it feels to have gone back in time and I’m a
tad LOT uncomfortable with being so unplugged!
I wrote all that this morning and JD surprised us by coming home for lunch. We then stopped at the library and I got my fix, albeit a very tiny one. I jumped online and got to update a FB status and check our bank account. That’s about it.
Like I told JD, the Lord created me to be plugged in. He made no mistake in having me born in 1978, so I could be plugged in today. He knows the desires of my heart. The Bible tells me that. I say that in jest, but I get all loopy when I’m at home with the kids for more than 24 hours unplugged. Seriously, though….being unplugged on a lounge chair by the ocean is much easier for me than being in a foreign country with two daughters constantly squealing “wee wee weeeeee” (stupid commercial).