DSL down

I’m writing this from work.
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All writing prompts are on hold until the computing power in my home is back to 21st century normality.
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The DSL at home is down and might not be back up again until Saturday
…if the entire DSL line doesn’t have to be replaced from the box to the house. 
Last time, that took an entire roll of cable.
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Yesterday, we had a foot of rain.  With it came thunder, lightning, and trouble.
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There were 2 very loud pops and lightning like an incendiary blasts around 4am.   The power didn’t come back on until  7:30am.  
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Lost were a modem, a TV, a small laptop and I’m having problems with my computer (the USB drives don’t seem to be working, but I can use the mouse). 
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I’m not anxious to find out what it would be like if there’s an EM pulse and we don’t have electricity or internet for 10 years.