Okay, so after more than three months of gyrations, conversations, demonstrations and expectations, we have our T1 installed, which means no more shared dial-up connection, and far less cursing.
(It also means that certain MUSH characters who have been kinda scarce will be less so, but we won't talk about that.)
Fuzzy's still having issues getting the wireless hub to work, so I can't net from bed yet. I guess that's the weekend project.
Still, it's good to have decent access again. Next up: A new computer.