There are a lot of great tools out there for monitoring the status of a website. Who knew Google Docs could be one of them? http://lifehacker.com/5896830/use-google-docs-to-monitor-your-websites-uptime
This is a great solution for those folks with smaller websites and/or day jobs. There are bigger, better, badder tools out there that can better serve (and monitor) the enterprise user, but this will work for me.