Apparently the "outage" was confined to the three houses served by that particular tap, and I'd wager I could easily identify which three houses those are.
Anyway, the Internet access here ran without a hitch until I got tired of testing it, and I was able to read web sites from my rocking chair on my Nook with impunity.
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It snowed yesterday, and then it snowed more today. I blew down the driveway twice today: first before Mrs. Fungus left for work, and then again when I got home from work with a freshly-mixed gallon of 2-cycle fuel.
On my way out of the driveway this afternoon, I accidentally drove through the mound of snow on the north side of the driveway, and I wanted to clear that. Besides, we got another couple inches of snow this afternoon after I left for work.
That mound on the north side of the driveway is now so tall the snowblower can no longer shoot snow over it. Damn has this been a snowy winter. Because global warming, or something. *sigh*