No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. Let me explain.
Middle November: I thought my old Windows computer finally died as I could no longer get online.
Late November: I bought an iMac (love it love it love it) and needed sometime to get used to OSX.
Early December: lost my internet connection again, the cause of which was that I need to have the cable that runs the entire length of my apartment building replaced when I can work out the logistics of getting everyone where I need them to be at the time I need them to be there.
December: Christmas in retail...are you nuts??? Do you think I have the time to deal with all this???
Early January: while working off a cold that boomeranged on me. I discovered if I disconnected the TV cable, and ker-jiggered with the cable modem, I could get some online time.
And there we stand...
Will update in a few.