I went to the IRS website to apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number, but was held up by a planned four day power outage. Coincidentally it is Memorial Day weekend. The text on the website reads:
Planned Outage: May 24 — May 28, 2013
This service will be unavailable beginning approximately 7:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 24, 2013 until approximately 7:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, due to a power outage.