I spent the summer watching the sun rise and set, and marking where it came up on the horizon and what time. I sketched the mountain that is most prominent on my skyline, several times. I got to know the plans on my land, what comes up when. I learned to play Sudoku, and I tended animals. It was pretty sweet, I look forward to doing it again.
There is a place in town where we went once a month to pay bills online, so we were not totally without tubes, but all the people who swear civilzation will crumble without the internet are wrong. It will probably get more civil.
This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked: