Telephone is fixed, for the moment, for this year, hopefully forever.
The fixit man could have knocked on the door before cutting the phone line with Ma on the other end of the morning hysteria call.
She thought the power went off and couldn't get her breakfast.
That took some explaining, about the difference between electricity and phone line.
It appears that during the 120kmh windstorm, the connection worked loose and water got in and started to short out the line.
But only my phone line.
There's a moral in there somewhere.