January 10, 2018
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Long version: For those who don't know, I'm in the middle of moving. We rented a U-Haul truck and paid three late-teen/early 20 guys (that are friends of a family member) to put the heavy stuff onto the truck. We'll put some more stuff in the truck tomorrow and take it to the new place. The guys will drive down in my sister's car and unload the truck. Most of us will come back to the semi-empty house so the guys can get their car and go home. I'll sleep in my old bed. If they don't keep me overnight after my gallbladder operation on Thursday the 11th, my sister will take me to the old house and I'll stay there again so I can sleep in my old bed. My sister will drive to the new place on Friday so she can go to work and she will probably come back for me on Monday or Tuesday. The cable people are turning off cable and Internet on Thursday the 11th and turning it on at the new place, so I probably won't be able to reply to anyone until at least Monday or Tuesday. My computer, video game system, and TV will be at the new place, so I'll have 5 or 6 boring days by myself with nothing to do. My sister used too much phone data or whatever it's called, so without WiFi, I won't be able to use my mom's old iPhone 5s to do anything online. Once I'm down at the new place on Monday or Tuesday, I'll be back on the good old Internet (if the cable guy really shows up at the new place on Thursday and hooks up everything correctly). Can a person who is addicted to TV, video games, and the Internet survive for 5 or 6 days without any of it? Tune in next week—same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!
Short version: I won't have an Internet connection for 5 or 6 days, so don't expect a reply from me until Monday the 15th or Tuesday the 16th.