Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Checking in from the Stone Age

Forgive this interruption in blog posting!   It seems I am now living in the Stone Age in my part of Victoria.   The telephone exchange burnt down last Thursday and it seems that Telstra do not have a back up plan for us! 

So from Thursday onwards we have had no phone, no internet connection, no ATMS or eftpos (it's cash everything, too bad if you haven't got cash, no credit cards being used).  It's apparently affected 60,000 homes. 

We have mobile phone coverage, possibly due to the good luck we have a repeater tower on the mount just out of town.  From all accounts the landlines will be back up and running this Friday and they’ve said the internet will be a lot later.  Eeeek! 

Mike bought the last wireless dongle in town and we’re using it sparingly for his business purposes.  The connection seems to be sketchy at best, it hooks up and then drops out.  Ahhh the joys of living in a little country town!

Be back as soon as I am able.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Eek! How frustrating! See you in print soon!