After coming home last night and spending a half-hour chipping ice off my car windows and finally managing to bust open the doors, I went inside to find that we had no cable TV and no Internet. It was very Little House on the Prairie-ish.
TinyTuna was practically beside herself, until I explained that even though the cable didn't work, the television was perfectly capable of playing a DVD. Calm breathing returned and we had a lovely, Disney Channel-free evening.
Not a bad trade-off, I think.