Thank you very much for that. I got a ways with this and then conscripted my 17 year old son to assist. It can now be power cycled and will re-establish connection on its own. While I really don't need to replace my existing alarm clock yet, it is great to know that this could be placed in service and I wouldn't worry if it lost power, other than if it was an extended outage!
The other thing that I was concerned about is what happens if it loses internet. It appears to me that at some point it will display a message that data connection is lost, but continues to work, as long as it has AC power.