Thursday, 15 July 2010
It's practical joke day...right?
I awoke this morning to no water...again. No matter, I'm used to it. I was up very early as usual and switched on my laptop. Was logged on for about half an hour when my internet connection was lost.
OK...no problem...I have things to do. Out came the vacuum cleaner and no sooner had I plugged it in than the power was cut.
So...no water...no electricity and no internet connection. I went back to bed for an hour or so.
The power and the water returned shortly after. I switched on the laptop...still no internet. I loaded up the washing machine, and went off to have a shower. I started to wash my hair, just had the shampoo nicely lathered, was about to rinse it off, when the water was cut again. I wasn't about to use my precious bottled water to rinse it so I wrapped my head in a towel and got dressed. Switched off the washing machine which was mid-cycle and making awful noises because of the lack of water.
I switched on the laptop again and still no internet. So I phoned TTNet to see if I could find out what the problem was. They informed me that there was a problem in my area and it was being worked on...and that it could be off all day. I then tried to ring Mr Ayak at work on the landline, and it just died on me. No doubt the men working on the internet connection are messing about with the phone lines as well. OK...I thought...I'll ring him on my mobile...no chance...no signal!
The temperature is rising here...it's over 100 F now. I switched on the aircon, did the vacuuming, then settled down to watch DVDs on my laptop. About an hour later...guess what? The water returned and the electricity supply was cut. So I rinsed my hair, and continued to watch DVDs on the laptop until the battery finally ran out....sweating profusely of course because of the lack of aircon.
The electricity supply returned around 1pm...thank goodness...as I was rapidly melting in the heat. I was connected to the internet again at around 3pm, but the phone is still not working.
It just feels like I have been the victim of a huge practical joke today...and I'm not laughing!