Cable modem service has been out all night...I finally decided to try releasing and renewing my IP address at the cable modem box.
(a) surprisingly, that worked, even though the address, etc. didn't change
(b) more surprisingly, out of nowhere the digital TV service came back to life.
lots of stuff I wanted to write tonight--missing Pam and Quinn; feeling very alone and isolated--more so because the cable modem was out all night, too.
anyway, real tired...