Last night, our cable company pulled the plug on us. We lost our telephone line, TV and Broadband.
Let me be a little kinder. It didn't really pull the plug, but all of the above did perish - albeit fleetingly. I suspect this has quite a deal to do with the flickering lights we've been experiencing over the last few nights, which is probably as a result of an electrical generator being damaged in last week's gales.
So at 10.00 last night, without access to a television, the internet or indeed a phone (although my mobile phone proved particularly handy) I decided to call it day and go to bed earlier than I've done in about a month. I woke up this morning refreshed and alert and relieved to see that all of the above have been restored.
So for once, it's all systems go, both electronically and biologically!