Even that was an adventure -- my cable (including my internet access) has been out since Thursday night. (I came home after kickball, turned on the TV, saw snow, so I fell asleep watching 'Airplane.' Was out all day Friday, so I didn't deal with it until today.)
I had an appointment from 3-5pm; I called around 6pm, and the techs came a little after 7pm. Guess there were a lot of folks anxious to not be without service during the holiday.
Apparently, someone had cut my wire in setting up someone else's service, so they ran a temporary wire on the surface until they can dig a new one, which will happen sometime during the next 2 weeks and will probably cut off someone else's service in the process.
And the circle will be complete.