I arrived home from two weeks in Ireland late Sunday night, only to discover that we had no phone service or internet in the house. Then last night we had a power outage for over 8 hours --- and still no phone or internet.
I was really grateful, however, that the water supply was working. :)
(FYI: the telephone repair guy worked for over an hour today, since the *&^% Comcast people have been putting in new cables without taking care not to damage existing cables, making this the third time in 9 months my phone service has been down. And, yes, the electricity's back on too.)