OK...here is what happened. Somewhere along the line our computer picked up a hiccup and it would suddenly boot us off line with out warning claiming a WIN 32 error...whatever. After a session with the Geek Squad it was determined that nothing could be done but to wipe the system and start over. AYE!!!!! What a hassle. However, not as much of a hassle as getting halfway through a post and then finding out that you're no longer online and have no chance of getting back on without a reboot.
Now everything is all better. Our hard drive is clean...we have a new provider...and most importantly, I've been typing for at least five minutes and I'm still online! Maybe I will even be able to post pictures now. At any rate, I hope to be posting on a more regular basis.
Thank you and good night.