When I got home from the zoo my modem had decided to kick the bucket. Red lights were blinking all over the place. The zoo post was done from ChickFilA. Fortunately I had thought the modem had died some time ago and purchased a new one. Then I discovered that it hadn't so the new modem was still boxed and I was prepared. As usual I don't want to read instructions so I have fiddled for a couple of days. Now I am back in the real world--or as real as my world gets. Not only that I am being allowed back on Fickr so all is right with the world.
However I did notice that no one had noticed that I wasn't there. That probably should tell me something.
Addendum: sorry about the misstatement. I have corrected it to read "I am being allowed back on Flickr."