This afternoon at about 2 pm my Knight in Shining Armor (aka the Comcast repairman) came to the house and strung a new cable from the cable box to the entry point at the side of my house and immediately restored my connection. I am therefore “back in the saddle again,” as Gene Autry used to sing. The only downside of being connected again is that I received 498 messages from one of the mailing lists I’m on. In all, I was without my connection for five days. I feel as if I have come back into the land of the living at long last.