Better and better...
After Herculean effort, my ISP guy (a young farmer/engineer neighbor) has fired up a REAL Internet connection. I use picpitstop.com to measure speed and I've been hitting 13+ Meg (down) and nearly 1M up.
However, something screwy is going on with my Mac and Airport router. I have to restart several times, swap cords, reconfigure, sacrifice a chicken, and I still don't know what happens. I have to get that squared away and write the Christmas letter today.
I'll try to post some stuff before I drop off for no good reason.
(I'll bet I need a new 27" iMac, don't you?)