so our internet was broken yesterday. it tends to cut out randomly, all the time, and usually just a quick replugging-in of the modem and router will reset everything and it will work again. yesterday, no. it refused to work no matter what. and I just about went insane. we tried everything we could think of. and then we walked to the bookstore and used their free wireless for a few hours. that was fun. but geez... coming home to a house with no internet... waking up to a house with no internet... it was quite horrible. in a worrying sort of way. this morning I discovered we'd had one cord in the wrong spot all along, and that's what messed it up. so now it's fixed. I can relax. though now that it works, I can't think of a single reason why I needed to so much last night. I guess that is the ultimate definition of taking something for granted. you just need it there. it's so much a part of the way your brain works now, if it's gone, you don't know quite what to do with yourself.