FYI - I have been locked behind closed doors, and my phone has been unplugged, since this past Wednesday. This will continue through Monday (SPD). Historically the office has always been closed on SPD - a carryover from my mentor's practice - although that does not mean I am not working away on 1040s. Monday will be devoted to Irish clients.
The answering machine will be back on Tuesday - but I will be relatively inaccessible for the rest of the "season" and the machine will truly be for messages only. You can leave an "our we there yet" message - but it will only be responded to if we are truly there.