Having spent another half an hour on the phone to another earnest Indian chap who was being very solicitous, I had my doubts about getting back in touch with the world properly this week. I was being passed from one department from another, and then I got an incoming call on the mobile whilst I was in yet another queue. Not answering it, I waited and waited in the queue and then lost the signal so I checked the message that the caller had left and do you know what?!?
It was an engineer in the next village, telling me that I was his next call and he would be here shortly!
He has been, replaced the socket, done what he needed to do - lovely chap from south Lincolnshire - and we are all connected up again. I just have to go and buy a new phone this afternoon now. So pleased to be back in touch properly - I don't appreciate the usefulness of the internet until I don't have it!
2 hours ago