Thankyou all so much for your comments on my previous post. For some reason I haven't been able to comment for the last couple of days. Internet, blogger and general laptop problems just seem to be accumulating lately.
I have a shuddering screen. This has been going on for a while and I've no idea why it's happening but it's really irritating when I'm trying to read or write. MSN and hotmail have also been playing up and sometimes I am unable to open my hotmail inbox for hours on end. My keys are either sticking or not typing at all, which means I have to go back and edit what I've written, after every half a dozen words.
For the past week my laptop has been attached to the modem by a USB cable because without any warning I just lost my wireless connection. I contacted TTNet customer services who inform me that there is no problem with the line, so we went through the procedure to re-connect with my wireless connection. It didn't work and I was then referred to their technical department. I had Mr A call them because I can't deal with anything in Turkish which is technical. They went through a similar procedure but using teamviewer to take control of my laptop. They couldn't solve the problem either and said there must be something wrong with my laptop...tell me about it!
There isn't an engineer in Milas that I would trust to take my laptop apart. Oh there are a fair number of computer shops, where untrained and unqualified young boys will happily take your laptop to bits and put it back together again...maybe solving the problem, but more than likely creating another one at the same time.
I've been in touch with my brother-in-law...who does know what he's doing and always manages to sort out my pc problems. He's away working at the moment with absolutely no free time but he returns home next week and will have a go a dealing with these headaches for me.
Mr A started work in Bodrum yesterday. A very long day...he set off at 8.00am and returned just before midnight. Hopefully he won't have to work such long hours from now on, but who knows? He is working for a hamam at one of several hotels in a group. He isn't working in the hamam...he's travelling around to each hotel getting customers to book turkish baths. He was recommended by one of the guys there who worked for him at his hamam last year. I'm not sure it's what he really wants to do, but it's work, and he has the opporrtunity to look around for something better if necessary. He is working on commission only on sales, but the advantage is that he will be paid every day for the previous day's sales.
We found a massive snake in the garden on Friday...at least Poppy found it...and thank goodness Mr A was outside at the time and managed to rescue Poppy. Mr A killed the snake and received a round of applause and pats on the back from the neighbours...haha we have such exciting times in this village!
So that's it for now...life is pretty much back to normal...whatever normal is!