Thank you for taking the time to converse with me on email, even though we were not able to figure out the problem.I have good news: The website works normally for me now.
I have not changed any settings or hardware on my end. I have no idea what was causing the problem. All I know is that the site loads very quickly for me now, and without errors. Woohoo!
By the way, I am still using XP. Everybody keeps talking about security issues, but I have not had any security hiccups since 2009. No viruses, nothing. Have used free AMW programs like MSE and MBAM. I don't visit the dark side of "The Internets" or download weird stuff. Maybe that's why. Have seen a few DOS attacks in my router logs over the years, but I don't think I ever actually had any related problems. Did not see any DOS attacks while I was having issues with the Audacity website.