[update: I was about to delete this post, but for fun throught I'd instead mention where we are now (January 2019): Drupal 7, https and global CDN]
We're back up after a brief downtime, on our new speedier and shinier server and database! Access should be more reliable now.
This paves the way for the other upgrades: Drupal 7 (yeah, we're still on 6) and a shiny new theme! Which will be responsive for all those times you wish you could check out the site and all you have is a crappy phone. All of those many times.