Back bloggin' again.
Seriously; you folks who have never had to live with rural dial-up just don't know what it's like.
Fifteen minutes just to make a connection; thirty seconds later it's been dropped.
It's been worse since my laptop got stolen. My new one doesn't have a phone modem, so I have to go through my desk top, whose WinModem - apparently, the only type I can get for it - gets even slower speeds than the old laptop (currently 21.6 kbps; I used to regularly get 40 on the laptop, still hardly lightning but better and more reliable than this).
"Quitcher bellyachin'!" I can hear my editor saying; so back to work, with apologies for having been gone for a week. I'll make it up to you.