One firmware update later, and last night I finally got my NAT router to make nice with ComCast's DHCP servers. Quickly following that, the VoIP ATA and the ReplayTv were brought online. So now I can, while browsing online, talk on the telephone, and watch teevee (I refuse to watch tv "directly" anymore. It *must* have a PVR as an intermediatery.)
The new bookshelves were slid into place, and are now mostly populated.
Location: My overstuffed chair, newly covered with a denim slipcover, with Kiddi purring in my lap.