I am a living breathing testimonial to the fact that one can survive without the Internet for several days....just barely, though. A power surge of some enormous proportions took the phone part of my UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) out along with the internal modem on my computer. My computer man came out this afternoon and agreed that it had been one heckuva surge to have done that. Nothing else harmed and the power company has tentatively offered to pay the cost of replacement, something that took me completely by surprise. So, I am putting in my claim next week.
Anyway...I am back on and will see everyone on Monday.
Meanwhile, let me introduce you to Toad. Toad is such a good friend in the cucumber patch and wages daily battles with things tht eat cukes. It's such a treat to find Toad, albeit a bit startling when an apparent dirt clod becomes animated.