Finally after about thirty hours, Embarq gave us back our Internet.
It was only coincidence that I had bought myself some time for the Ipad a few days ago: I wanted to acquaint myself with the workings of the thing so I'd know how to access the Internet if we are on a road trip. Ipad does give you a sweet deal in this regard. I don't have to purchase monthly access all the time, only if and when I need it when I'm away from home; normally, when I use it here, it uses our wi-fi. It sure saved the day today.
First of all, I wanted to call my orthopedist, but I didn't have her number anywhere. Who uses yellow pages these days, anyhow? Not that we ever had big city yellow pages, here in the boonies. So I remembered my Ipad Internet access and surfed until I found Dr. Strong's phone number. Sweet!
Cliff was anxious to order the brake he needs for the hoist he got working and we hunted that up also; it should be here in a day or two. With postage it will probably cost around $75 dollars, so that hoist is still a steal.
My potatoes are coming up; I have my two pet tomato plants, Gertrude and Heathcliff, pretty well hardened off and ready to plant. I'm working on two special pepper plants now; I've named them George and Gracie. By the weekend, they'll be strong enough to go into the garden.
I feel much more normal, now that I've entered a blog post. I'll probably sleep well tonight.