It was an eye opening experience for sure and one which made me reflect even more on what would have happened if I had been out today and it had happened to a sub. What will I do next year as a model technology classroom when I need to be out? Technology is supposed to make learning more engaging and easier in my opinion (although substitute teachers don't always think so). What kind of a day will I need to leave for my students? Just the few hours we were without our projector today were enough for me to realize how much my students have come to expect this type of learning/engagement.
I would imagine that as we become more and more dependent on technology we will have many issues such as we ran into today that we will require us to be problem solvers of a different type.
All I can say is,
"If you're reading this Ken, THANK YOU! I definitely owe you ice cream now!"