Aloha Friday: Taking Instant Communication For Granted

Telefon,_Nordisk_familjebokYesterday, I wrote about how I was worried about my friends and families post-Sandy.  This day and age, we’re used to being able to contact anyone we want to whenever we want to.  In some ways, this leads to procrastinating communication.  After all, why make that phone call now when you can do it an hour later or send a text or tweet them?

When people lost power during Sandy, however, the instant communication vanished.  Suddenly, since I couldn’t instantly communicate with friends and family, I found that what I wanted more than anything was to speak with them.  It really is true that you don’t realize how important something is until it’s gone.

My Aloha Friday question for today is: Did you have friends or family in Sandy’s path?  If so, how long did it take you to reach them?

NOTE: The phone image above is Public Domain and comes from Wikimedia Commons.

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Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.

Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

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