Pasted from Word because as I was typing it, I wasn’t able to get to whatifitdid.com…
I’m experiencing a slap-in-the-face reminder of how dependent I am on one utility in particular. CABLE! Right now it feels like the most essential service ever – even though I couldn’t power it without electricity and I’d probably be chilly without heat.
It’s pretty sad when you immediately think, “What is there to DO without TV or a connection to the Internet?!?!” Well, since it’s after midnight… bed would be a pretty good option, but I’m one of those who fall asleep with a TV’s background noise and dim light every night. And then, I remember we have an upcoming webinar that’s full and turning away participants that I’ve GOT to connect to in a few short hours. ::groan::
HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE?? (Service has been down for about 15 minutes now!)
Like a child in the backseat on a long car trip, I check for a connection every few minutes in anticipation. “Are we there yet?” “Are we there yet?”
I’m guessing the outage has something to do with the weather – tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings have been blowing up our weather radio all evening after a fun-filled day of nothing but dreary skies and rain. But, if you see the photo below… you will know I survived (the storms and the outage).