Finally! The DSL modem arrived today. I am all configured and up and running. No more 56k Dialup! Yea!!!! This is very exciting! Abulsme.com is now going at fullspeed again! Well... not like this is mega-bandwidth or anything. But much better than dialup. And should be reliably 24/7 again.
I still have to find where I packed my hub, and a serial cable to connect my antiquated old mac and its keyboard, which of course is so old I can't just pick it up in the store any more. I just spent an hour crawling over boxes in the garage, sticking my head into holes between 6 foot tall stacks of boxes and prying open individual boxes trying to find the box where I had those cords. I found the keyboard, but not the cords to connect it. Urgh! Anyway, once I find that stuff, I'll actually set things up a little differently than I have now. But everything is up and running.
So yea! Broadband!