I couldn't get online last night. I deleted and cleaned files, defragmented, and tried various things. It was slow and then nada. This morning I unplugged, waited, and plugged back in and noticed the online light wasn't lit on the cable modem. So I depressed the standby button a few times and then the light came on. I blame my cat. Why not? I doubt she did it. I probably did, but anyway here I am not as frustrated as I was yesterday evening and night.
Now I'll post what I'd planned to and read your blogs. :-)