Wednesday, 29 December 2010
And another modem bites the dust!
I am more vigilant than Mr A. Why? Because I am a woman and I am more sensible.
When the black clouds appeared yesterday, before the thunder even started, I disconnected the phone line
and modem. In fact I unplugged everything. When the storm had passed I switched on again. The storm came again, then disappeared, and then again. Each time I disconnected everything.
Mr A arrived home last night and switched on his laptop. It was getting late. I switched mine off and went to bed. I had only just switched off the light when there was a huge crack of thunder overhead. I rushed out to Mr A and told him to disconnect everything. "Oh..it's ok" he said "we don't have to do that anymore because TTNet told me they have sorted out the problem and we have nothing to worry about". I wasn't convinced, and told Mr A so, saying that I'd rather be safe than sorry. He insisted (why do men always think they know best?) and left everything switched on.
I went back to bed and 5 minutes later there was a bang. Yes...you've guessed it...the modem had blown up again! I can't begin to tell you how angry I was, and the air was blue......not from the smoke but from my language! So no internet and telephone line dead. Great!
TTNet have given us modem No. 4 this morning. They seem to have forgotten that the last one that blew up was in fact one that they had lent us whilst the previous one was being sent away for repair (it was beyond repair as it turns out). So in fact we actually now owe them for the cost of 2 modems. But they seem to be confused, not surprisingly, and just handed over a new one. I'm not complaining of course.
Mr A has spent over half an hour on the phone to TTNet customer service setting up the new modem to his laptop. I hasten to add at this point that he hasn't a clue what he's doing. So now, thanks to TTNet, he has wireless connection, but I don't. So I am for the time being attached to a short USB umbilical cord..ie the laptop is attached to the modem and I can't use my laptop where I usually do. That is until I can get hold of my brother-in-law in Ankara to sort it out for me...yet again!