Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A New Month

...and I thought I might attempt a blog post every day for the month. So...
somewhere around midnight on June 30th our internet went down, and it was still down when I left for work this morning. Which made me think it was us and not our ISP.
Especially since my son (who works for the ISP) said there were lights blinking on the router, and perhaps I could "get Dad to look at it". Which would have been fine, except that "Dad" is out of town for a couple of days.

And then I went out in the still-dark dawn to get the newspaper, and as soon as my feet hit the doorstep, they slid out from under me, and I skinned my ankle and bruised my butt on the concrete steps.

It was very, very frosty. So frosty I had trouble getting the car door to open. But I managed it, and de-iced the windscreen with two jugs of warm water instead of the usual one, and went off to work in my new comfortable shoes.

And when I got home the internet was back, so all is well again.

Besides which, at lunch time I bought a new heat pump so our living-dining area will be much warmer and cosier, when it is installed, which won't be for another couple of weeks, unfortunately.


Zeborah said...

Ouch! Glad you weren't hurt worse. Very bad frost/ice this morning. :-(

Di Mackey said...

It's unimaginable now that summer has finally returned to the Northern Hemisphere.

It was lovely to find your comment on my blog and the names you left there, I'm sure I recognised them. I have a rather good family tree book from that side of the family back in NZ, I must get my sister to check.

My nana was Ellen Beatrice McKenzie and I think her dad was John, although I can't be sure.

It would be lovely to find someone connected to that side of the family :)

Anyway, I'm glad to have found your blog. This was a lovely taste of NZ tonight.