After tiring of fickle hotmail's inconstancies, I flitted off to peruse other things. I had a deliciously snarky thing to say in ongoing online banter, and spent some time polishing up the HTML and looking up my quotes, only to be told, "Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand" and then shunned by the browser for the rest of the day.
Also, still no water. I am sure that somehow, circuitously, this too, is the fault of the internets. I shall retire to quill pen, papyrus and squid ink in dudgeon.