Sorry to bore you if you have read my Instagram or Facebook, but I have to share here as well …. WE HAVE THE INTERNET 🙂 and I cannot tell you how pleased I am. I can update things while here rather than waiting till we go back to England; where life gets in the way and it takes me ages. In the summer I spent 17 weeks waiting for the local landline company to install a line to our house. They agreed they would, did all the preliminary work, and we thought it would be easy, as our neighbours have landlines and ADSL internet and one is only 10 metres from our house! But no luck, we spent yet another summer wandering round with our mobiles trying to pick up a little 3G/4G or sitting outside our neighbour’s house picking up on their WiFi, when the signal was strong enough.
In the end I cancelled as they told me my online file was so large it took them too long to read, yawn, yawn and confused employees, ha, ha! Yes, I admit I did make a lot of phone calls asking why they never met promised deadlines to contact me, or to visit, but hey what is a girl without a connection meant to do.
So now we have a 4G router (works on mobile phone signals) together with an exterior 4G antenna that boosts our very poor mobile signal. It is wonderful to be able to sit in bed or at the kitchen table and be in touch with the rest of the world.
At the moment it is a little temporary and the router is balanced on the bathroom shelf, but I don’t care as it works, and provides a pretty good speed.
Also I am a little excited as our Department in France will be the first area after Paris to provide a very high speed fibre optic internet to all during 2021. So at some point I will need to get a landline, but not just yet.