When I was in Boston last April, some cretin stole some electrical cabling leading into my home and also that of my next-door neighbor, no doubt to sell the copper. My neighbor called the power company and all was repaired within a day. But, my DSL modem didn't come back up right (I've seen this before after power failures; I sometimes have to push the "reset" button to get it back online). So I was offline for a week and it completely knocked me out of a challenge, which I had set up for prior with "fingers crossed".
"I feel your pain".