The past few weeks I have been experiencing a series of #firstworldproblems. It started 2 weeks ago with a power outage. Upon returning from vacation very late Friday night we had no wifi and our refrigerator was not working. During the storm, that caused the power outage, both the cable box and the refrigerator were somehow damaged.
Not having wifi made me panic. I desperately need the Internet for my graduate program and I started a new set of classes Monday morning. Monday morning we still did not have Internet access at all. Luckily, Phil had someone come out and repair the Internet while I was at work so we have wifi again!
Phil also got me a new iPhone as a birthday present since my iPhone hasn’t been working properly or holding a charge for more than a few hours at a time. I have had the phone for a few years and it was due to be upgraded. When I tried to use the new iPhone the screen kept turning blue and continuously restarting. It’s defective but ATT won’t take it back and we now have to bring it to the Apple Store. In the mean time my old iPhone was deactivated because my number was transferred to the new iPhone. I can now no longer make calls or send messages with the old phone unless it’s on wifi and the recipient has iMessage. In other words, I don’t have a phone right now.
Because of the refrigerator issue, we still don’t have much food since we had to throw it all away during the power outage. It has been temporarily repaired but we are waiting for a part to insure it stays functional for good.
I’m mostly upset about not having a phone. I don’t need a phone but I feel safer walking and driving around knowing I have one. I know people survived without phones for centuries but I don’t like not having a way to contact someone in case of an emergency. Just as technology has changed an evolved so has the world and phones are considered necessary these days.
Needless to say, these are all insignificant #firstworldproblems but they have helped me view the world a little differently. Things could be SOOO much worse than technology malfunctioning and I am truly grateful that these #firstworldproblems are all that I have to complain about. They have helped me appreciate the convenice technology provides and the luxuries I am blessed with everyday.