Tuesday, 3 May 2016
When you just don't have a clue!!
So I fiddled about with all sorts of things in the hope that I would by some miracle be connected again. I wish I wasn't always tempted to do this. I don't know what I'm doing and I am sure I do more harm than good. Does anyone else do this?
At one point I decided to refresh my PC which meant that apps that I use every day were uninstalled and those I had painstakingly uninstalled last year were reinstalled. And of course it made no difference whatsoever to my internet connection.
I phoned TTNet last night wishing my Turkish was better, and wishing even more that the customer service operators who answer after you have chosen the "English speaking" option could actually speak English...or at least something vaguely coherent. I think he said it was a router problem and gave me another number to call. I asked him to repeat it three times, still didn't understand so gave up.
I phoned them again this morning and got a girl who was most unhelpful so gave up again. I sent a message to my brother-in-law who usually helps solve my pc problems but he's out of the country. I asked Kaya if he knew anyone in the village who might be able to help. Sure enough he did. The guy turned up at 4pm with his little dog on a lead. Tiny timid little thing but very well cared for and loved...that was quite clear.
I have my laptop and modem in the bedroom, but I couldn't bring the man and dog through the gate and into the house as the dogs would have gone berserk.
So he tied the dog's lead to a pole at the side of the house and climbed through my bedroom window. No problem here, except that a couple of neighbours just up the road were watching. No doubt this bit of activity will spread like wildfire throughout the village. Ah well gives them something to talk about.
The most important thing is that he managed to sort out the problem with my laptop in 10 minutes....then exited via the bedroom window...being closely watched again by the neighbours.
I had an appointment at the hospital yesterday concerning the problems with my hip and leg. X-rays were taken but it's not clear what's causing the problem. In the meantime I have strong painkillers and anti-inflammatories and will go back in 10 days, and probably have another MRI scan if there is no improvement.
Although Kaya has been working since the end of March, this season is so quiet and he is not earning money yet. We are considering selling the car and getting a motorbike. Because of the license situation I won't be able to drive it anyway and a motorbike will be cheaper to run. This is going to be a very difficult season for those working in tourism. Let's hope it picks up.
Meanwhile, the dogs are all OK. Blondie is doing well and I think I may be able to remove her bandage tomorrow as the scar has healed well. I'll leave the lampshade on for a while yet to make sure she leaves the wound alone.
I am still in the red with my donation fund and am getting quite anxious about being able to buy more stocks of food for the village and sanayi dogs. I may have to consider cutting back on what we provide. Thankyou everyone who donates to help us to care for the dogs, and if anyone else would like to help, it will be very much appreciated. (You will find the Paypal button at the top right hand corner of this page).
If you are on Facebook and not yet a member of my group page, you are very welcome to join. Just click on this link: Ayak's Animal Welfare (Dogs and Cats)