the news that our phone, TV, and internet service had been fixed, down went the system again. Luckily, the Verizon guy was able to come this morning and replace the offending device. Apparently, the electrical wiring around the gizmo was pretty old, as old as the original part of the house, in fact. To wit: some of it was made out of cloth. We'll have to get an electrician to come out here and do some work so that this doesn't happen again.
Bottom line, I'm going to have to postpone the start of "Super DuckTales" until next weekend... when I will also be facing a big stack of test papers to grade. What fun.
On the positive side, the promised bad weather this weekend has not (yet??) materialized.