apparently the phone company doesn't think we'll have a working line until the middle of next week. of course, they're a bell company, and the bell's are satan's evil minions, so that could just be a sign of how slow they are. unfortunately, i have a feeling that the electric company won't be any quicker. w00t, a weekend without electricity after a long week without electricity! shoot me now. the cell phone is on if you people want to get ahold of me.