Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Twelve Sleeps To Christmas

Christmas is approaching fast although with all the Christmas music on the radio and films on the TV we may have had too much before the day actually arrives. The presents are bought  so we're counting down the days in sleeps just like the children. This year dinner is at Lisa's house and it looks like it'll be about ten this year, so it should be fun. How many sprouts do you need for ten people?  The Christmas food shop is the next thing to think about closer to the day.


After being inundated with texts, emails and phone calls the BT engineer is due to arrive this afternoon to connect a phone line and broadband which we can use when we're moored up. We know superfast broadband has not reached Whixall, but hopefully it'll be better than our dongle which can be incredibly slow. It's also unlimited so we won't have to keep an eye on our data usage. We had to arrange it all online as the person on the end of the phone had no concept of a phone line to a boat even though there are phone sockets on the post on the pier, mainly because the property wasn't bricks and mortar. Online the postcode brought up a list of boats with phone lines and we added our boat. The form filling process was slow due to our signal but we got there in the end. It was also £8 a month cheaper for twelve months as an online deal.


We're currently waiting on a tracked parcel from BT to be delivered between 7am and 6pm which means we were up bright and early this morning. The rain us pouring down so Ben's walk is delayed until it stops.


UPDATE

The parcel arrived but the  phone/ broadband connection never happened on Tuesday due to an underground problem. Goodness how long that will take to sort out!


Surprise surprise a phone call from BT at lunch time and Wednesday afternoon we were connected to BT for a phone and Broadband package.




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