Oh, if only the internet problems were resolved!
The first problem was with AT&T (Dawn and I live pretty near each other). They had an issue with their router, something called the "Richardson R-back" (Richardson is a local city) that affected only Mac users in the Dallas area.
Then our airport went out. That is, the "AirPort" is the central hub for the wireless network at our house, so none of the computers could get online. We are not using the AT&T software because it does not support the airport, so when they made their correction, it affected our connection. Took several more days to figure that out.
Now the power cord for my laptop has broken and I cannot charge my battery! What's that old line from Roseanne Rosannadanna on the original Saturday Night Live, "If it's not one thing, it's two things". Oy, such a week! Anyway, the little peg in the male end of the connector has become firmly embedded in the female part that it connects to, so even tho' the cord and the computer were separated, the peg itself detached and stayed stuck. Now the machine has to go back to Apple for the repair. I tried to get it out myself but I don't have a pair of tweezers skinny enough.
Sometimes I can use hubby's laptop when he's home, but still I'm kind of stuck. Which is why I'm posting in the middle of the night!