Today, the cable crew came, replaced the modem (they told us that when you are down to one light on the modem it is well and truly dead and that if it's two lights instead of one, it's the cable connection instead). Then they looked outside the J.S. Brooks abode and discovered the wire was old and kinked and feeble. They replaced that as well.
Now we have rapid access once again and J.S. Brooks Presents has been brought right up to 21st century standards once again. It is amazing what all requires Internet access these days and how disconnected one can be without it. My brother called tonight wondering if the zombie apocalypse had struck us as I had not posted anything on Facebook or here lately and he could not reach us by phone yesterday. Limited access can be terrifying for you ... and for others. Also, did you know that high school homework is now given out online rather than in paper form. We know that now as well.