The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

It's Electrifying!

Last Saturday we had a huge storm that created havoc with our telephone lines. We haven't had Internet service because of that.  When nothing had been done by Wednesday, I called the phone company using the neighbor's phone, who, curiously, had a working telephone but no net. They said that there was no prob with our line. 

So, back at my house, I plugged in our neighbor's phone, and, sure enough, had a dial tone. Turns out that there was something wrong with our cable for the net. I should say cables, actually, because we have five of them linking the downstairs outlet with the computer in the upstairs office.  As I was unplugging and wiping down the prong of each, I got shocked. That was an unpleasant experience, but once I removed the faulty cable, the net starting working.  Kind of. The connection is sporadic, so I don't know when I'll be up and running again. I've tried catching up with LJ, even if I haven't commented on everything. I'm like the net: here, kind of.

And another glowering, growling storm is on the way. Better shut the pc down. Don't want to fry it, even though the new one should be ready today or tomorrow, hopefully, at the latest.

Thinking of you all...
Tags: life in mayotte, rainy season

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