Dear Melvin at Verizon Tech Support,
You're probably far far away in India or something, but I just want you to know (yes I'm aware he'll probably never actually read this) that you have saved a life. Because if I couldn't get my wireless network up and running, someone would have hell to pay. So thank you for your clear, concise instructions. Thanks for your assistance in liberating my computer from a bad IP address. You win, Melvin, you win.
In other news, YAY I have my own wireless network! Now I can sit on the couch and play along with Lingo in the evenings.
Also, in other news, I've lost 9 pounds since October. Several inches as well. Very happy about it. Most of that weight has come off recently due to me not eating fast food and drinking beer all the time. I'm now eating fruits and vegetables multiple times a day, and my stove is getting a workout. I've also been working out myself on average once a week. Trying to kick that up a notch. My goal is to be at a healthy weight by my birthday in September. It's doable. And I will do it.