After five days, our telco finally fixed the problem with our phone and Internet, hurray.
Apparently the bad weather had caused some major problems with our area and our phone line died on Saturday; but that wasn’t so bad because we still had Internet. Then on Monday a service guy did some tinkering outside, and for some reason we lost Internet too (hmmmmm).
What’s worse than no Internet? Dealing with the call centre – on hold… Home Calling: “You have no dial tone, and now no Internet? I’ll pass you to Broadband” on hold… Broadband: “You have no dial tone at all? I’ll pass you to Home Calling”… We were told it was going to be fixed in a day, but that ETA changed several times, and then we were supposed to be contacted as soon as things were back online but that didn’t happen either *sigh*.
The Internet is definitely one of those things you take for granted. Luckily (or unluckily as it may be) I have a thriving baby who keeps me busy for all but about four hours a day, so I wasn’t suffering as much withdrawal as I might have been. I don’t seem to have the time to be bored these days!
But I’m still glad I can be my online self again.