We're still recovering in our mountain town from the ice storm that hit Thursday and Friday. One of the casualties of the storm was our internet service. We have a cable modem that was knocked out for 36 hours. Fortunately we didn't lose power.
I jokingly tweeted that my wife and I would have to learn to talk, to which she retorted that I would have to learn to listen. Well, I did, and not that badly. We actually enjoyed our time w/o internet - well, we learned to adapt anyway. And, as it turns out, we both benefited from the refresher course in basic interpersonal communication without technology.