Irradiated by LabRat
Whatever bug I had actually only lasted about two days, but around the time my appetite was coming back some idiot managed to cut a phone line, which given we use DSL and the house is in a dead zone for cell phones is effectively the same thing as cutting us off from the world at large. Naturally, this happened on the same day as a snowstorm that ultimately dumped about six inches on us, so repairs were slow and the measures currently in place are temporary.
The dogs are thrilled. As for us, we caught up on a lot of reading and a fair chunk of progress through our stack of neglected non-online games. Can’t say we got anything productive done aside from keeping the firewood supply healthy and each other amused, but my Mario Kart skills have improved significantly.