so. i got home. and i had no internet. why? well. i lose things. like ATM cards. so i ordered a new one, which i also promptly lost. and all those electronic debits? every single one bitched at me except direct DSL.
i meant to call and give them the new number (i have the paper the card came on, so i have the number, that’s all). i really meant to call them.
so i had no internet. i laid on the couch feeling this odd tightening in my chest cavity, this strange and entirely unpleasant spinning in my head. and i came up with a plan.
first, find the modem. where is it? oh, there it is. untangle it from the phone, palm cradle, two phone cords (1 50′ in length) and some other crap. plug it in. and … brace yourself … pluck a cd from my AOL CD collection, install AOL, and … *sob* get on the internet on an ancient windows box with a 14″ monitor on a 45333 connection. on AOL.
i don’t know if i can get to my outlook express yet so i seem to have an AOL address, if you need to mail me. it would be kdblog at aol dot com. i think. how would i know? this is a fucking nightmare.
but at least i’m online.