The malfunction was me, tripping on Jon's "home phone line" cord that connects to our computer, thereby allowing us to have a phone line via cheap internet company.
Somehow, the computer battery and/charger chose to use this upheaval as reason to go AWOL. Posting is on hiatus until we can get the new pieces from a Dell.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Make sure to have a glass of wine for me and give the dogs an extra treat.