Friday, 15 February 2008

hello world


hello world!


difficult to imagine... i have survived without a phone or internet connection since the 12th January...
the traffic on the a77 was brought to a halt whilst new telephone poles were erected and new wires strung across... for my benefit!
a beautiful piece of work...no doubt costing bt a mint of money.
unfortunately...my phone remains stubbornly dead. the latest news promises a connection on the 18th...
or perhaps the 22nd. me...i have lost my faith in the world of connectivity, i have returned to the old fashioned methods of pen and paper and 1st class stamps.

tonight i am babysitting the farm. the sheer joy of a telephone which works and an internet connection which connects!
how did we survive?
before the internet and instant informational access...

my move went well, the past four days have been filled with spring sunshine and birdsong. the scottish earth quivers with the bursting forth of snowdrop, crocus and daffodil.

herself has been and gone. a flurry of snow greeting her arrival and spring sunshine bidding her farewell.

the village embraces me and my feet tread the soil of home.

any thing seems possible...
who knows...
perhaps next week will bring the miracle of a phone connection...
once i have a number...the world is my oyster!
i will have the ability to apply for a broadband connection...
indeed...
i hear rumours that this will only involve a waiting period of two weeks!
two weeks...hah...a mere moment in time...

6 comments:

jason said...
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Mike S said...

Glad you're getting settled, even if still unconnected. You may be surprised to know that one of my very best friends (and the owner of a sizeable security software development company) lives in an area about 8 miles from me with no power, phone, or other lines and so surrounded by mountains that cell service isn't available and even radio there is in a 'dead spot'. He comes here to use my PC when he needs to do something 'from home'. Thankfully he shares my affinity for Single Malt from your shores and is overly generous in providing the same. Hope you're back on-line soon, I've missed ya!

drowning pisces said...

Miss you! Looking forward to your re-connection!

Margo Moon said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Hahn at Home said...

I Missed YOU! Glad you are back and at one with the Internets!

sandwriter said...

hi there good people, i now have a connected phone line...my joy knows no bounds! my application for broadband connection is being processed at this very moment in time! don't want to be tooooo positive but...
i could well be back to reading and writing blogs within let's say (shhhhh!) a fortnight lol!