Apparently there's a waiting list for broadband access, and we have no idea how long it'll be; they said it could be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, which more likely translates to "a few weeks to a few months". Nrf.
So I'm setting up a permanent gmail address. I may end up using it instead of any of my other email addresses in the long term, I don't know. But for now, and for the foreseeable future, if you want to email me, do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. I think for right now I'm just going to forward my other addresses on to that email. If I can figure out how. Bah humbug.
(ETA: I can't. Anybody know how to set up a general forward on Outlook Express 6?)