Oh wow. This is Fandango’s question this week:
If you were forced to choose, would you rather live without the internet or live without air conditioning and heating? Why?
We don’t have air conditioning in our property (other than opening the windows or door), but we do have central heating. This is run by gas, but requires electricity to run the pump. If the electricity fails, we have no heat as there is no other source of heat here.
In the cottage, we were all electric with oil fired central heating, which again required an electric pump. However, we had a multi purpose stove (log burner) in our lounge and could boil a kettle or cook a meal on the top in a pan if necessary.
Modern properties rely too much on electricity IMO, so without it, there would be a lot of discomfort in the colder months, many people dying of hypothermia being unable to heat their homes or cook themselves a hot meal.
It is something we have been thinking about actually, as although our house is very well insulated, if we can’t get it warm to start with, basically we’re stuffed.
The internet is useful, informative and a source of entertainment, plus our blogs are a pleasure for us both. Take that away, and after the initial shock of having to do without, we would find other means to occupy our time.
So in answer to Fandango’s question, I refuse to be cold for the sake of a sometimes iffy signal, and being old school anyway, would probably welcome going back to ‘the old ways’.