Saturday, 15 March 2008

Incommunicado !

That's it. I knew I shouldn't have spoken too soon.

Those of you who have been following our sorry saga, know that our Internet/e-mail connection has been flaky since before Christmas and getting progressively worse. Working only five minutes in any one hour - and usually at around midnight. Very convenient....

Finally France Telecom decided that the communications hub for our whole Commune needed replacing and rewiring. Great!!!

Shame they did not get it right though the first time, nor the second time, nor indeed the third time.....

For almost two and a half weeks several of us in the Commune have been without the Internet/e-mail, and more awkwardly - without a telephone!!! Yes, they mis-wired many of us with the result that we were without an actual telephone connection as well!!!

What was REALLY annoying was that there was no error message on the line - if someone called, they just heard the phone ringing and ringing. Everyone just thought we had stopped answering our phones, or had emigrated.

And, just to rub salt into our wounds, they sent us our monthly bill....

PS
When Richard phoned through to report a major fault, France Telecom asked if he had any idea what might be causing the problem.

Richard replied - could the four workman, all working up the pole, with all the loose wires hanging out of the box, be a contributory factor?!

Ah, yes, maybe....

PPS
Guess how long it is taking our inbox to update today. We will get around to replying to all our outstanding e-mails, just be patient please!!!

PPPS
To begin with, we visited our local Café d'Internet once a week to keep on top of things. Then...they shut it down?! What is it about us and the Internet......

4 comments:

Alex said...

It's good to have you back.

colin said...

YIPPEE!!! You are at last back in the land of (internet etc:)living. I don't envy you sorting through the collected myriad of e-mails, however KEEP SMILING! Love, Colin

Lesley said...

I had guessed that you were not just not talking to anyone!
Welcome back! xx

Jacqui U said...

Only problem is - it is still flaky except at around midnight!

So here I am, up until the early hours, just to keep you all updated on our FASCINATING life......

xxxx