Posted: 27/10/2014 at 07:14
We live down a single track dead end lane with lots of footpaths off. 99% of the time it is rural bliss - quiet and very little traffic other than lots of dog walkers. We are also only about a mile from our phone exchange so internet is pretty good considering (chances of fibre optic are slim to none tho'!)
However, everything is overhead, there are lots of trees around & we have to live with the near certainty of electric & phone disruption when the weather kicks off. Last year we lost power a couple of times - once for 2 days (just after the clocks went back to make it extra dark!) & the phone was off for 2.5 weeks. Nearly drove me mad - like Nut we use t'internet for everything - staying in touch, news, weather, entertainment, shopping, banking.
I really feel for Lyn - it can feel quite isolating not being able to just log on. Hope she at least has a decent mobile signal given her situation - hope things get sorted out soon.