It's similar to the feeling I get when our electricity is out. Immediately, I can think only of things we would do if we only had electricity. Noble, worthy things like laundry! (Virtuous insistence, of course)
How about when our internet connection is out? All of a sudden I can think of many GREAT blog ideas.
When the water is shut off for plumbing issues, in addition to feeling virtuous about wanting to do laundry, I add virtuous washing dishes.
The irony is that in the hours and hours that I do have unfettered egress, or electricity or internet, I tend to not use it wisely.
Still, all I want for Mother's Day is a parking space for the other car that isn't directly behind mine. Or a more perfect application of the peace that passes understanding.