We recently lost our Internet connection for a couple of excruciatingly long days.
In our house, as it would probably be in your home as well, this is a ridiculously huge deal. I nearly lost my mind. So, I have put together some tips for you, should you ever encounter such a horrible experience.
Here’s my advice: (You’d be wise to print this, since, well, you won’t be able to see it otherwise, in the event of an actual Internet emergency.)
At this point, you may think that losing your Internet connection, while inconvenient, isn’t such a bad thing, as you can accomplish many of the nagging items on your to do list.
Here’s what you’ll be tempted to do at this stage of the game:
1. Tidy up.
3. Go outside.
Okay, having accomplished the items above, you will quickly realize that those things simply don’t stay done. You will realize that completing those tasks was a complete waste of your time.
Feeling somewhat out of balance, since you’ve lost contact with the rest of the world for over 24 hours, you may turn your attention to the following, more lasting pursuits:
4. Read something printed on actual paper.
5. Organize your spices.
6. Clean your pantry.
Later, on Day Two, complete loss of your mind will occur. I highly recommend that you retire to your bed until you can be assured that your Internet is fully functional again. Ignore my advice and you will be tempted to:
8. File 11 months worth of random receipts away. By store. By date.
9. Organize your closets by color.
10. Wash lightbulbs.
Although our Internet access was restored at the end of Day Two, I had already planned my Day Three activities: organize the garage, make my own butter, and see how high I could count.
I was more than relieved that I didn’t have to go to those lengths.
Heaven help you if you make it to Day Three.