For anyone who might be idly curious about my continuing blogging absence, here’s an update. Jen and I have moved successfully into our new home, and we’re very comfortable. We’re even getting a pool installed starting tomorrow, a week ahead of schedule. So we’ll be swimming by Sunday at latest, and not a moment too soon because it’s bloody hot (although nowhere near as hot as Sydney today).
The only bad news emanates from Telstra. Despite being advised in advance that ADSL connection shouldn’t be a problem at our new address, it turns out it is. The line may or may not be capable of being upgraded to take ADSL, but it will take them 2-3 weeks to get around to sending out a technician to check! Apparently it’s a 50/50 chance, and if we lose it’s back to dialup (although I’ll probably check out the feasibility and cost of satellite broadband – anyone have any helpful hints?). Bugger privatising Telstra. They should liquidate the whole shebang and turn over its business to an outfit that gives a stuff about customer service.
Meanwhile, Jen’s laptop got stolen from her school staffroom over the weekend, so until we can find out how to activate her Ozemail dialup account on my PC as an interim measure we remain off the air. Lucky Mark and Sophie and Don are still blogging apace.