Hello internet. I missed you today. You get a big (huuuuggg).
This morning, I called my ISP to inform it that the 'net and I did not connect at all. Network outage in my area, the automated voice told me. Working on the problem, the voice said, implying that I should go away and leave them free to work without interruption.
This afternoon, the automated system relented enough to let me speak with an actual person, named Andre. Andre told me our outage should be tamed by 3:45 p.m.
At 4:30 p.m., I called again and spoke to Marcus who had me plug the ethernet cable from the modem directly into the laptop, bypassing the router. Ah were awn the net.
Marcus told me there was something wrong with my router. I thanked him for the information and said I would contact the person who set up the router.
Then I shut everything down, disconnected the power and the ethernet cable from the router, reset it, powered back up, and guess what? I can talk to you, i*n*t*e*r*n*e*t. *
Hello beautiful . . .
* Asterisks inspired by The Education of Hyman Kaplan