Hello… is there anyone out there? It’s me… Miss Chardy… can you hear me?
I am back online… third time lucky. There were just a few issues with our new Sky Muster internet service. I am not really sure what they were or how they fixed it but I do know it involved a lot of calls to Activ8 and emails to NBN.
It involved a lot of automated messages that went something like: “You are caller number 92 the wait time is one… hundred… and …. thirty…. seven……… minutes…. to request a call back press 1” and back and forward we would go. The poor technician had to come out no less than 3 separate times. Which I guess in a town or city would be no biggie but this man covers an area far bigger than Tasmania so would often mean he would be 5 hours away. Actually he probably covers an area closer to the size of VIC or NSW. That man sure does cover some km’s!
Anyway, Phil (our friendly technician) arrived here again at 10pm on Friday night ready for his “service call” at 7am on Saturday. When he left we still didn’t have internet but my fine man Steve from NBN (yes, I am on a first name basis with the big wigs in NBN) in Sydney got me sorted and I was back online by Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed we stay that way.
So here I am, just wanted to say hi and that I haven’t forgotten you all. Things have been very busy around here and we will get to that in the next few days. I will fill you in on all the goss.
Winter has finally found it’s way to the NT with our first chilly night last night. The “Barkly Breeze” is blowing a gale and will probably continue to do so for the next few months. Yep, the clothes went in the dryer this morning, I was not fighting with washing and wind, no sir-ee. I even had to turn the air conditioner onto heat this morning so that Harry wouldn’t catch the death of cold as he sat on the lounge in his shorts and t-shirt. At least Clancy had the sense to put a jumper on. I pulled out the good old uggies.
I have enjoyed a lovely quiet Sunday today. A day off. A sleep in. Catching up on some housework. Ready to face the week again. It is mowing day tomorrow and Tuesday.
How have you been?
What did you get up to this weekend?
Will you still be my friend even though I have neglected you for so long?