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March 22, 2013

NASH: A couple of quiet days


Before noon on the following day they called my wife’s cell phone in Baltimore and the technician said he was on the way. She explained that I was working until 3 p.m. and wouldn’t be home until then. She also gave him my cell phone number in order for him to talk to the person that he should be dealing with.

We met Tuesday afternoon and he examined the wires leading into my house; after running a few test it was determined that he could not fix the problem. They would schedule a crew to come out and fix my problem.

I returned home from work Wednesday to a television that worked. I logged on to the Internet and was able to fill out my NCAA brackets in time for Thursday’s tip-offs. Everything was fixed and my life could get back to normal.

Going without cable or Internet for around 50 hours this week was a little interesting. I got some grass seed planted between the crazy weather that we’ve experienced. I built a couple of birdhouses from some plans I had laying around for several months. I even washed, folded and put away a few loads of laundry without the things that seem to distract me the most.  

Going a couple of days without TV or Internet is not the end of the world, maybe everyone should try it once in a while.


— Matthew Nash can be reached at

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