Okay, I may be overstating the problem there.
Collin and I lost
our internet service--briefly--a few nights ago. I first became aware
of it when I turned on my Kindle Fire and discovered the little X next
to the wi-fi icon at the top of the screen. What did that mean? I'd
never seen it before. I looked it up in the owner's guide.
It meant my Kindle was connected to our wi-fi, but our wi-fi router was connected to...nothing. Huh?
that time, Collin switched from working in Photoshop to the internet
and turned our TV from cable to Roku. He had no internet connection and
was unable to stream video.
"Contact the provider," I told him.
"I can't. The internet's down," he reminded me. For Collin, "contact" means live chat, email or text message.
"Use the old-fashioned method," I suggested. "Call then on the phone."
was clearly an if-all-else-fails option. He checked and re-checked
every connection we had--even the ones that had nothing to do with our
wi-fi setup. I guessed it had something to do with the storm that had
passed through a few hours earlier. Kind of a delayed reaction.
was near panic. Don't get me wrong--I'm no internet junkie. I could be
happy with one or two hours online a day--but to have no time at all was
another story. To not be able to use the Roku or my Kindle was
What would become of us, I wonder, if we were to lose
these luxuries--necessities--completely? Any internet junkies out there
have any thoughts on that worst-case scenario?