We don't have a very good internet connection, actually the connection is fine but we're only allowed a certain number of megabytes per month. There is no cable connection so we had to go through a third party distributor. So with the wonderfulness that is the Wii and NetFlix streaming video we still have to sit through at least three "retrieving" bars per 20 minute show.
So far I've had trouble coming up with fun activities to so while the video is "retrieving" so I've poured that time into doing odd chores and jobs around the house until the video starts playing again. So far this has resulted in chores being half done all over the house but we manage to find time to finish up some how.
Still, at least we have internet access so we can get to e-mail and information we really need online (like what kind of bug bites are toxic to grown adults).
You never realize how much of your life is permeated by the internet until you don't have access to it.