About 5 hours later my internet died. My internet which is fiber and uses the telephone outlet in the living room which, apparently, is connected to the line I cut.
Now, why/how it waited 5 hours to die is still a mystery BUT clearly the phone line is what's dead. D'Shawn (sp?) is patiently trying to figure out how to fix because splicing it back together is not working.
--- and hour later ----
I'm BACK!!! whew. He got the spice in and it worked!!!! then he taped it to the wall for safety and left. And I had no internet. Happily, I had his phone number so I caught him before he left the 'hood and he came back and fixed it again and this time we came up with a better scheme for securing it.
And now everything is back and operational and omg what a long and tedious day! I've never appreciated my internet more than I do tonight.