It was a cold and rainy Sunday morning. Perfect weather for a net addict. I was going about the house doing laundry when I heard a boom outside and saw a flash of light through the windows. It sounded electrical. The streaming net radio stopped. "Dang!", I thought, that sounded like it was serious. Sure enough, the cable was out.
I jacked the computer into the cellular mobile for net access. Can't go without connectivity, not even for a moment. I called the cable company and the computer said, "an outage has been detected. Expected repair time should be about ninety minutes." Pretty spiffy detection being that it was barely two minutes after the explosion.
The trucks showed up half an hour later. The net came back up not long after that. Outages don't always get resolved this quickly, but this one was fast!
Net addict peers through windows at cable workers: