C&W Back on
Well, good things eventually happen if you wait long enough.
C&W finally came through a few days ago and sent someone to fix our home phone. Along with it returned reliable DSL access.
On Aug 19th it went out with Hurricane Dean, to finally return on November 9th.
I was in a cussing mood until the technician told me that thousands were still waiting for phone service, and that the daily rains had only made things worse. It calmed me down a little bit as I realised how fortunate I am to get my service back.