I picked up our repaired computer this afternoon on my way home from chemo. Century Link had shipped us a new DSL modem, but the transformer -- the thing that you plug into an electric socket -- didn't work. Rik hooked up the new modem with the old transformer, I spoke with II Net to get our internet codes, and voila! We are back online. CLink is shipping us another transformer and has extended the return of the old DSL modem to 30 days so that I can return all the old parts together in the same box.
I did have a few scary moments when the newly repaired iMac froze twice, but I took a break had some Ativan to reduce my stress level, rebooted the machine and now everything appears to be working. Whew!