Hi folks Sorry I’ve been offline for so long but this should explain why!
I’ve had so many messages and notifications that I doubt that I could ever reply to them all and I am overwhelmed by all your kind thoughts and concerns about me which makes me feel very humble, I feel so lucky to have so many kind thoughtful friends
“Saturday 6 Sept”
I don’t like days like this when you wake up turn on the computer and internet only to find that all internet and landline telephone connections have been severed, so we call the telephone company using
a cell phone but they tell us that they don’t have any idea when connections will be back on line again as they have to do repair work (YET Again)
(And then!) I really don’t believe this as my stepdaughter just called the telephone company again and they told her that the problem is due to that fact that in the
early hours of Friday night/ Saturday morning thieves have climbed up the telephone poles that run from our village to the town and cut down and stolen all the heavy duty cables! So they are waiting for new cables to arrive which they said could be 4-5 days!
As incredible as it might sound, they don’t have any standby cables to do the repairs immediately...
Now this is not a joke its actual true as things like that often happen out here, thieves and other people will steal anything they can to sell again to get a bit of money, and seriously in the past thieves
have even stolen the railway lines and used to steal the wooden sleepers until they were replaced with concert sleepers!
Problem is that now I don’t have any way of being able to tell my Family in the UK or friends on Facebook who will be expecting me to be on line for the Monday’s
virtual memory café
annoying as I now feel lost to the world outside without the internet, and it makes me wonder what we did before the advent of internet! I can’t even go to an internet cafe as they have all long since closed down as now all the youngsters have their
own cell-phones, i-Phones, or i-Pads with internet connections so I will have to look into some sort of affordable backup options in case this happens again but ‘when I don’t know’ as again it brings up the problem of not being able to drive
anymore and always having to be reliant on my son-in-laws availability to drive us into town to look at the options.
I tried looking at the TV but there’s nothing good on apart from (Blood and Guts with Aliens, Vampires or Werewolves) what ever happened to good quality TV programs
This has really got me frustrated as I feel
as though someone has pulled the plug out of my daily routine of life, so goodness knows what I am going to do until the lines are repaired as I feel utterly lost, and now the problem with not having the internet is trying not to become despondent and keep
myself motivated, I guess the best thing is to view this as an impromptu rest period and use the spare time to do some baking!
“Tuesday 9 Sept”
This is now our ‘fourth day’ without the internet which is really causing me some stress and I can’t seem to just switch off and relax as the problem is constantly on my mind.
I discussed the problem with my stepdaughter and son-in-law and what other options I could use to connect to the internet, we thought about the wireless system but have been told that out here it’s not that the signal is not that consistent, so we are
going to find out about something called a (USB Flash-stick) that you just plug into your laptop! All I know is that it’s getting me far more confused and made me realize that I’m way out of touch with today’s computer, internet and Hand-phone
technology which in all honesty is now far too much for my brain to absorb, the problem being is that technology is advancing at an amazing rate whereas my brain power aptitude is day by day declining so I need to depend more and more on the family to help
me overcome such problems...
“Wednesday 10 Sept”
Fifth day without internet, so what will today bring as yesterday my stepdaughter called the telephone company again on her cell phone and they said that (MAYBE?) the connections will be working
today so there’s nothing we can do but wait. Although just this morning a neighbour lent me his USB internet connection to try “BUT” when I went to install it the computer came up with a warning notice that the USB was infected with a (Trojan
Horse Virus) so I immediately cancelled out trying to install it and did a complete computer virus scan as I don’t want to add more bewilderment to my already over burdened distraught mind, but I will look into the USB system when we go into town and
get advice from the computer shop as it could be a good standby option.
“Thursday 11 Sept”
Thank goodness at
last back online although its working very slowly and Facebook won’t open properly