>> January 18, 2009
What did we do before internet and mobile phones? What was life like when one had to rely on archaic 'landlines' and 'snail mail'? I really don't know. For as long as it has taken us to get 'back on the grid' I can't even imagine how long it would have taken to reach people with a home phone - which we won't have for a week more or longer - or by post - which, granted we could have mailed a letter exclaiming our safe arrival the moment we set foot on British soil, they might have even gotten it by now. How did people do it back then? I suppose there would not be the expectation of keeping in touch. People would say things like, "Have a safe journey, send us a letter once you've got settled". I suppose they'd be quite pleased to hear something within the month.