After 3 1/2 weeks of no internet connection and lots of arguing with the local telephone company, we finally are back up and running again.
Granted, after much pleading, it's a temporary situation as we can't deal with a DSL line strung across the yard and over the drive for long, but it's a start :)
Gonna be a long weekend catching up on almost a months worth of email. Thanks to all who took the initiative and called in your requests as well.
Be talking with y'all soon...