I have been offline for 5 whole days.  It was rough.  My ISP crossed my phone line with somebody else's.  Our phones stopped working and hung up on callers.  More important -- no Internet.Due to this happening, I have now learned how to surf the wireless wave at two local cafes and spent a minor fortune on coffee and scones.   I did it all by myself!  Okay, the truth is, I had to call my N-Man for tech support.  However, it turned out that the reason my laptop wouldn't connect in the cafes was because he installed a "great" piece of software that didn't want to communicate with any non-friendly routers living outside our home.  See, I was doing everything right -- but I'm only a baby geek and I can't always understand the ways of the uber-geeks.