Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

We all  like to be connected to mains power. A few do it yourself hook-ups here.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

When fiddling with electrical appliances it goes without saying that it is important that it is connected correctly. If not the fiddler himself may become connected.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Connected by telephone was not as easy as it is now. I remember operator connected calls. Our phone number was 86. So different from the eleven digit numbers of today. In these earlier days it wasn’t an option to walk around with the phone so to have a seat you could connect your derriere to whilst you chatted was a good idea.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

When are flights ever connected as they should be. Whilst waiting for a connecting flight connecting with your luggage for a pillow and the bench for a bed a sleep seems like a good idea.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The erosion is directly connected to the heavy rain which caused flooding the day before.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The blow connected.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Connected Two fathers, two daughters, 1 grandfather. Connected through blood and connected through love.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This suspension bridge is connected on either side of the gorge with strong steel wires which we hope stay connected.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

In the bowels of the earth various sections of the building are connected by tunnels and rooms off these tunnels allow those bunkering down to be connected to the outside world.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

In response to Weekly photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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8 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

  1. I never had operator-connected calls, but I do remember being “connected” to the phone (the wall) when I was talking to my friends. How annoying! 😉 I love the punch connecting photo. Brilliant.

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  2. One of my college years jobs was working for a telephone answering service. The company had about 10 – 12 vertical terminal boards, each manned (really, “womanned”) by an operator. I sat with enormous headphones and waited for the 100 terminals to light up. When one did, I plugged in my end and spoke to the person on the other end. They served the needs of business people who couldn’t afford 24-hour human answering service at their own offices (many didn’t have offices) – doctors, tradespeople, private citizens, lawyers, private detectives, professionals and business people who owned small companies. We took messages and connected emergency situations to necessary services, and sometimes tried to calm down people who’d called the wrong business. It was a fun job that required lots of sensitivity and quick thinking and that was also excruciatingly boring at times. A job so completely outdated today that most folks have no idea what I’m talking about should I mention it. An old fashioned method of staying connected, Wish I had a photo of that place.

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    • I wish you did too. There was a film or television series set in the war where the girls were doing exactly as you described. I can see it would be a real challenge at times, fun at others and when the board was totally unlit boring as anything. Thanks for sharing that Sharon. Its an image you’ve drawn in my head that will stay.

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    I remember picking up the phone and asking the operator to connect me to a particular person. Later we would give her two or three numbers. We even had a party line for a while. Then we wnt to a combo of letters and numbers : LU (for Ludlow)3-5429. (My grandmother’s number 50 years ago!

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