I'm sitting in front of my laptop, listening to WYNC, glancing out the window at the big evergreen that hosts all kinds of birds. Yes, finally I have a landline and can file at any hour of the day or night in any get-up from my WBAI Off the Hook T-shirt or my white eyelet nightgown. Thanks to the Verizon guy who was lying on the floor, sweating, as he rewired the inside line Thursday. I had just spent an hour and a half at the Internet Cafe trying to file a free-lance news story when I came home to see the Verizon truck and then the technician who solved the problem after nearly a month of conflicting theories from other telecom sorts.
Thanks to all who sent advice or good wishes!