That's what my husband will tell you--that he made it 22 hours without the DISH! But, in all reality, about 20 of those hours were spent sleeping and at work. I was gone Monday night to teach kickbox and returned about 2 1/2 hours later around 9 pm--finding my husband and Jakob eating dinner (yes, at 9pm). He told me he didn't have any time to eat any earlier (not that I care--I've never been a "schedule" kind of person anyway.) I then turned around and saw Monday night football on. Thank goodness he found some time to get our DISH in service again!! And, since we are "special" customers--we also got the Skinemax, oops, I mean Cinemax movie channels free for a whole year! Looks like our house will remain noisy and chaotic!