PLN as Family

I am consistently impressed with my PLN beyond words. Last night mad me realize again how much I’ve developed connections with my PLN that feel like close friends. While I realize that online relations can be tenuous at best sometimes, those times when I have the dedicated members of my PLN have seemed like I was meeting old friends.

Last night, I tried to cook. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you may know that cooking is not one of my strong points. Although I am trying to learn and cook healthy meals with fresh ingredients so that I can keep my children healthy. So, I turned on a pot of water to boil. Apparently, I turned on the wrong burner. I came back in about 5 minutes to check on things and noticed that there was a flaming coffee pot on the stove (I have no idea why there was a coffee pot on the stove in the first place). Thankfully, we were able to put it out with a fire extinguisher and get my wife and daughter out of the house without breathing much of the smoke from burning plastic.

We obviously had to get a hotel for the night. I couldn’t risk birth defects or brain damage for my unborn or my young child. I was, though, blown away by the support from everyone. At TeachMeet Nashville, I was astounded by the level of dedication of my PLN. Last night, I was impressed by their caring. At least 10 people wrote to express their concern and a local friend who I met through Twitter actually offered to help us for the night. I can’t forget @cybraryman1 who offered me his catalog of recipe sites. :)

Thank you to everyone. Living 1000 miles away from family, I truly value all the relationships that have been forged with m PLN.

  • http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com David Andrade

    Holy cow! I didn’t hear that last night on Twitter. I’m glad everyone is ok and the house is fine.

    It is pretty cool how PLNs can come through in other ways too.

    Take care.

  • http://jasontbedell.com Jason Bedell

    Thanks David. We’re thankfully all fine. I’ve rarely been disappointed in my PLN; it seems there is always someone awake and willing to help.

  • Amanda Dykes

    Omg!! I saw the burnt dinner, but missed the rest!!! So sorry! Glad all is OK!!

    You better remember we r family when that baby gets here!! As in post pics!!!!

    Sending love!

  • http://jasontbedell.com Jason Bedell

    Thanks Amanda. I’ll definitely post pictures (hopefully soon).