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I've written before about my love affair with Yahoo! email, but something happened the other day that really drove home to me the impact that email has on my life...
A few weeks ago, I drove to Georgia to drop my daughter off at her aunt's house to visit a while with her cousins before heading to her grandmother's house.
We were in central Georgia, in the middle of nowhere...without cell phone reception. As you can imagine, I was a little out of my mind being disconnected from not only my husband, but the world. No email, no internet = no tweeting, status updating, text messages, etc. I was very busy catching up with my sister in law during the day, but when it was time to go to bed, I was completely at a loss. I missed my husband terribly.
And then something funny happened. A wifi network connection popped up on my iPhone...and it was unlocked and it worked.
Just like that, I was back in business. I spent the next hour emailing back and forth with my husband, catching up on our days, the trip, when I was leaving to go home, etc.
Then I returned the 30 something emails I had received while I was there, caught up with friends, answered questions from friends and family, did a little business for the blog...it's honestly amazing how much you can miss when you are "offline" for 24 hours!
It dawned on me during that trip that I really am 100% dependent on my email. Although I am active on social networking sites, it is my email that keeps me connected to the world - and my husband!