The dog ate my homework.
I was abducted by space aliens.
The internet was down.
Saturday, was a very hot day. The cool down, clean up, and recovery took time–after mowing.
After that, on to running errands with my spouse. My spouse has had some health concerns of late, so I went with her to the grocery.
The third thing did really happen. After I had a chance to sit down with my laptop, the internet crashed. Agonizing over things beyond my control was pointless.