Yesterday was supposed to be the day. I was supposed to get my new, improved TV service and high-class, wi-fi Internet. But we had a sleet storm the night before; and, though he tried valiantly and called me repeatedly to report his status, the installation tech wasn't able to get down the icy roads to my house. The next available installation appointment is December 23, so I'll be off line for another week. That means my posts will still be scanty and irregular; but I will be back as soon as I have a reliable connection.