It looks like the (less than promoted) NYE 08/09 celebration this year is pretty much sacked.
There's no way we're going to be able to prep for the celebration. We're not even sure when we're getting water back into the house. There's an amazing other list of reasons... But I won't bore you here.
As it is... The winter holiday this year for us is marooned in a hotel 2 miles from home. :-p