If you are using a surface table at home here are a few tips.
Charge your Surface at night.
You can use the Surface whilst its charging.
Make sure when you attach the charging lead the LED comes on, if not blow and wipe the dust away on the plug and receiver.
You can change the wifi settings without logging in, just by pressing the wifi symbol on the login screen and selecting your wifi network name and entering your password.
You can use a usb keyboard to type.