We had wonderful rain all night long, coming down gently. We've had over three inches so far, and it was much needed. That's the good news.
I guess the bad news isn't that bad, but when anything interferes with my Internet access, I am not a happy camper! I woke up this morning to no Internet. We have Embarq DSL, and I haven't really had a lot of problems with them. After two or three hours with no Internet access, I decided to call the technical help line. I got a recording saying they were having difficulty, and couldn't give a time frame in which the problem would be fixed.
OK, fine. Cliff and I went to do our weekly shopping. When we got home, there was still no Internet. I called Embarq again and got the same recording. Finally I hung on the line until I got hold of a real person. He said everything looked fine from that end; he was able to detect the modem. We checked out a few things, nothing worked. Finally he suggested I bypass the wireless router (the one from HELL, just ask my daughter who spent hours getting it to work before).
The router was the problem.
There is a class action lawsuit against Belkin regarding this, and other models, of their routers. Meanwhile, it looks like I had better buy myself a different router. It won't be Belkin this time!
See, this is what is so wonderful about having a journal: I come on here and vent over some trivial thing. By the time I'm done, I realize it's not that big a deal, and I feel 100% better.
Life is good after all.