Friday, February 5, 2016

Through It All, We're Covered

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Verizon FiOS in Philadelphia. All opinions expressed are my own. #FiOSPhilly

My daughter has been begging me for snow since October repeatedly asking when winter technically started so that white stuff could make its appearance. She even wrote to Santa repeatedly asking for snow and endured day after day of  letdown as her under pillow note, wishing to wake up to a winter wonderland, failed over and over again. As is our Christmas tradition, we went to upstate New York which is infamously known for their snowfalls. I felt confident it would eventually happen.

Christmas Eve this year was a record breaking sixty degrees that day and not one single snowflake in sight. It's been a gloriously snow free winter save for a few light dustings. I haven't had to dig out my car or run the defroster for half an hour trying to shake the ice off of my windshield. This winter was a piece of proverbial cake, not frosted of course. That is, until Winter Storm Jonas arrived in Philadelphia.

In the course of 24 hours, the heavens opened up and delivered all of Santa's snow in drifts that went all the way up to my knees. The wind howled and I watched my backyard evergreens shiver like the heavy layers of snow were winter coats they were trying to shrug off.

My car became buried and the snow was so intense that I knew we weren't going anywhere. The kids of course were prepared to go out at any cost as they had been asking since Halloween when they would get their chance. The wind was so brutal that my children, of fair complexion would come in after thirty minutes of arctic conditions with faces like shiny red apples. After warming them up with some magical hot chocolate, we watched as the outside world became one giant snow globe.

It's times like these when you are cooped up that the cabin fever starts to set in. There's no escape from each other so where can we turn? We cuddle up with movies on the couch, do work on the computer, and sometimes just to get a respite, we go to our rooms with our separate tablets like boxers after the round's bell.

And through it all, with the streaming, internet use, and three kids on their respective devices, not once did I have to worry about my internet being down or fear that buffering the latest Super Why episode might induce an epic tantrum.

The simple fact is, that Verizon FiOS was there for me through it all and I've come to rely on that sense of comfort with our internet provider. There's just something that gets me all warm and fuzzy inside about having access to the internet and being able to stream all this data while the outside world seems to fall apart. With my old provider a strong storm would inevitably mean a loss of service but I've never had that happen with FiOS.

Isn't piece of mind that when you need a service the most, it will be there for you? In fact, if you check on this deal right now, you can get the Verizon Double Play, that's 50/50 mbps and Fios TV Local for only $50 per month. That includes HBO for a one free year! Sign up for Verizon FiOS today and be assured that they will be there for you too through it all.

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