Tuesday, 5 November 2013

We're back online

Having been given a slot of 8am - 1pm to expect a BT engineer this morning, it was brilliant to see a van similar to this one [below] park outside the house at 8.05am!

(image from en.wikipedia.org)

The chap came in and started furtling around in the socket box in the corner of the sitting room, where the line enters the house...

which was only replaced in July after the lightning strike - you remember?

Then there was some muttering, and I gave him some black coffee......

and he disappeared up the street to a manhole....

more furtling in the corner - and then it was FIXED!

He was pleased I told him about the lightning, because that gave him a clue - and when he came back from the manhole, he explained that the lightning had caused damage to a cable, which had been slowly deteriorating since then, until it completely gave up last week.

I'm online, obviously, and I have made a phone call - life as we know it can resume.......

BUT I have enjoyed the downtime, I have to admit!  We have had a bit of breathing space - no phone calls from people doing surveys, no one asking us to do something or go somewhere, a bit more "together" time as the family sat together in the sitting room rather than three of us working on three separate computers!  We'll have to do more of it.

4 comments:

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Good to get it sorted without too long a wait.

Morgan said...

Indeed - felt like ages ;)

Sue said...

Wow, what a rarity these days a BT person who shows up on time and fixes the problem.

Good to have you back on line, although it's amazing how much you can get done when you're not tempted by the Internet isn't it, last time we were without power I virtually got the house spring cleaned :-)

Louise said...

Glad you are back up and running - furtling, what a lovely word. Louise