I wanted to make Delilah’s Strawberry pie. Oh, that recipe is on her blog. I was looking for something different to do with basil. It is hard to check allrecipes.com without the internet.
We don’t get the paper. I don’t watch the news. When I want to check if is safe to hang the laundry out, or how scorching it is to be, I check weather.com. Without the internet, I had to take my chances!
3. Information Storage
I needed directions to one place, and a mailing address to another. Both were saved in my hotmail account.
4. Personal Finance
I keep tabs on things, pay bill, and make transfers when needed. Almost everything is done online!
Email is my preferred means of communication. It is quick and efficient. It can be done even when kids are screaming!
What do I do about the green worms on my cabbage? How much feed should the goats be getting? How many presidents came from
Blogs and more blogs. Games for the kids.
8. A Break
Sneaking a few minutes to read a favorite blog, check email or look something up. Two minutes without hearing (or pretending not to hear) “Mommy,”
9. Adult Interaction During the Day
I’m not much for chatting on the phone. Chatting with my online and real world friends via blogs, email, or IM is my chance to talk on an adult level.
I have been surprised at what an outlet blogging has become for me. In person I’m rather reserved. I’ll say anything (almost) in my blog! I missed that outlet. I tried typing into Word, but it just wasn’t the same with out the comment interaction!
11. Money Making
Hard to earn money online when you can’t get online.
We depend heavily the internet as a source for our school assignments. We had to improvise.
I wanted to shop for homeschool supplies, books, and to order prints from our digital photos. All things I normally do online.