The YFR&ZAR is far, far away from everything everywhere. I’ve dubbed it the geographical oddity, 40 minutes from everywhere. We love the remote location, love that we can garden in our underwear, though we don’t, it’s just that it’s an option, we love having horses and chickens and goats. Farm living is pleasing to me.
What we don’t love is the Internet service. More accurately the fact that we haven’t had service but we have had large sums of money given to service providers who did not, in all actuality, provide service.
This we have dealt with for almost four years. More than three and a half long, painful and frustrating years. Sometimes we would have service and then all the little school children would return home and suck the teat of interwebs dry. I admit I cursed their names.
The worst part of the whole thing was that we knew there was no solution. It was what it was and we couldn’t fix it.
And my frustration grew and I hated the Internet providers and I cursed the school children and every time Mr Dreamboat went on a business trip I resented him because I knew he had good Internet service… and room service…
But here’s the thing. I finally got frustrated enough and I knew I was sending out all sorts of bad energy by cursing school children.
And then I remembered that if there’s a problem there is also a solution.
I’ve had a few problems in my day, and Internet service doesn’t even make the top 100 most difficult. Thus, I knew the solution must be within reach. So I began.
I won’t tell you that it solved itself in one fell swoop, but simply beginning to act as if there is a solution actually creates pathways to a solution. Perhaps it even creates the solution.
Mr Dreamboat can safely return from a business trip and not expect my subconscious Internet resentment unleashed on his loving soul. Lucky boy.
As soon as I began my search I knew there was a solution not far off. While it was a simple problem, it served to remind me that all problems, by definition, have at least one solution.
Honestly, I’m glad I had a problem and that it served to remind me there will always be a solution. Always. No exceptions.
Having tackled the Internet demon, restored the good name of innocent school children everywhere, I am now confident that the bigger problems in my life are simply aching to be resolved. Let the wild rumpus start!
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