Finally I've stopped shaking. Woke up this morning and discovered that my internet connection was working again, and I don't have to rush out and buy a prepaid wireless modem while I wait two business days (until Tuesday night!) for a service technician to call me.... it dropped out at 8pm last night; replacing the modem didn't help (I keep a spare for emergencies), switching phone sockets didn't help, call to tech support didn't help. I had to go off and watch a movie! And read a book! Terrible stuff. *g* Definition of a blogger's hell - no internet connection and being unable to post about it.