The strange part is--the Internet connection and the phone line are with the same company on the same line. We don't have phones, but we do have Internet.
So, I went to the phone company's website to see what was wrong. This, of course, took forever. After much trial and error, I was finally able to get info on the phone line. There's an outage. The phone line will be out until 2/19.
Once I realized what today's date is, I got a little perturbed. Three more days! Seriously? It'll take them until Thursday to fix the phones. There had to be more information than that.
So, I tried to sign into my account. But I never got around to creating an account online. To verify who I am, I need a PIN to create a password. There are two options for getting the PIN. First, they will call the phone number with the password. Um, yeah. They'll call the line that is out, so I won't get the PIN.
The other option? They'll mail it to me. Mail! By the time I get the PIN, the phone line will be restored (hopefully!).
So, I'm sitting here cursing the phone company. I guess I can call them and tell them how idiotic this system is. I do still have my cell phone.