I informed my clients of what is going on, and the downed blog isn't an issue. I explained to them what was going on and that I cannot get in to the panel to see what is going on with the blog's database. I also informed them that the database might or might not be up by Wednesday, they were okay with it. Their site, email and forms are working.
So, all is good. I hope dreamhost gets everything figured out.
Looks like it was some sort of foobar with their systems Date and Time...looks like they moved on to 2009.
My how 2008 flew by...seems like just a little over two weeks ago it was 2007.
At least I still have happy customers. (my own combined accounts are almost $1700 past due now) : )))
ps. I put up a maintenance post on my blog, so folks didn't see that ugly database down note.