R. J. Nello

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ-born, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§-based, novelist.πŸ“– Writing, travel, culture and more. Always holding "auditions" – so be careful or you may end up a character in β€œ1797”…and perhaps an evil one.🎭 (And why do I suspect some of you might like that latter in particular?)πŸ˜‚

“The internet’s back!”

April 11, 2016
R. J. Nello

That’s what I heard my wife shouting, surprise in her voice, moments after we’d walked in, pre-lunch, following some food shopping: “The internet’s back! The internet’s back!” She’d noticed the router was flashing like crazy.

We’d contacted our “Password Change Specialist” over the weekend for an update on what was going on. (The Reception people had been maddeningly vague.) It had turned out he was involved with the work, and wrote last night that the entire apartment complex we’re staying in here in Tenerife needed a new fiber optic cable. He’d also written that it wouldn’t be up again before Wednesday.

Today’s ONLY Monday! And we’d discovered it only just after midday!

Under-promising and OVER-delivering on a service. Brilliant!

But, then again, he works with the likes of Matt Damon. πŸ˜‰

Quickly we were clearing stuff we’d been unable to read, and use data we’d been very careful about using because of the mobile cost. We finally saw photos from excursions we hadn’t seen. Facebook. Email. Everything was in front of us all at the same time.

I didn’t know where to start.

“Don’t forget to eat!” my wife joked with me.

It’s been a LONG nearly six days. I’ve missed you guys. It’ll take me a bit of time to get completely caught up. I’ve even somehow attracted some new followers while I was “away.” (Hello!)

View from my "writing desk" here in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. [Photo by me, 2016.]

View from my “writing desk” here in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. [Photo by me, 2016.]

And it hasn’t been entirely a bad thing – being cut off like for a while. Indeed some of the time went to good use, including reading non-Internet books. With that view above what I see looking out from my makeshift desk – which is just a round eating table – I also got quite a lot of my own writing done.

Imagine that. There is a “benefit” to being Internet-less. A major “plot point” in Conventions is now on the pages. πŸ™‚


  1. It’s good not to have Internet sometimes (although I always hate the loss of it at first), but it does push me to do other things. And when Internet is restored, it’s social media party time! 🎊

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