About midnight last night I was awakened by a viscous hailstorm! It was just pounding down and then came the thunder and lightening. One lightening strike sounded like it was very close to the house and when I got up this morning the modem to my computer was dead.
I called repair service and was given the old "We will be there in three days" routine but I still know some people in the central office so I made a phone call and within an hour I had a new modem installed!
I am back on line! Life Is Good!