Hello faithful FRED users- Today Amazon EC2's us-east-1 region is experiencing a serious, sustained outage in EBS connectivity and creation. FRED lives in us-east-1a, so his database server (whose files live in an EBS volume) became inaccessible at about 1am PDT.
All I can do is wait for EC2 to fix the issue. Very curious or geeky folks can follow their progress here: http://status.aws.amazon.com
Please accept my apologies for the FRED outage.