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I am back on-line at long last

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♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 20 Nov 2012 10:09


After many phone calls, being told that I had my set up wired in wrong several times & that perhaps I should ring back when I had someone who knew what they were doing!

This morning a lovely young man from Openreach corrected the fault ... at the Exchange ... & then came down & checked this end. I had done everything right!

I had been doubting myself, but am pleased to say that I do know what I am doing :-D :-D :-D :-D


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 20 Nov 2012 10:13

Great to see you back. Must have been very anniying when they blamed you for their fault.

Perhaps a letter of complaint is in order.


maggiewinchester Report 20 Nov 2012 10:26

Welcome back, Carol.
My phone was finally fixed last week. I really hate it when they question your set-up.
As I kept repeating to my provider, all my computers, over more than 10 years have been set up the same way - why should the set-up suddenly be 'wrong'? The only change over that time has been Talk Talk took over Tiscali - and things started to go wrong......

The fault was the wire entering the house - by the roof!!!
Not my fault then :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 20 Nov 2012 15:31

Just got a call from my new internet provider wanting feed back on how it went ... well he got some :-D & I stayed very calm & polite


wisechild Report 20 Nov 2012 15:45

I was off line for several weeks last summer due to a fault on the phone line.
Engineer said it was due to damp in the junction box. When I pointed out that it was August & we´d had no rain for weeks, he came up with the idea that the cat had wee´d on it.
Needless to say, Ollie was most affronted as he has never done a whoopsey in the house in his life.
Talk about clutching at straws. :-D


AnninGlos Report 20 Nov 2012 16:55

Don't you hate the way 'they' assume we are all idiots. I wonder if they only treat females that way? Perhaps the males among us would like to comment.

Welcome back carol, must have been most frustrating.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 20 Nov 2012 17:22

I just wonder if they realise that we are more used to following instructions than they are ... we follow recipes, knitting/crotchet patterns & can even adapt them if needed :-)

I still use many of my Mum's old recipes in pounds/ounces but can now convert them into kilos/grams for Grandchildren & cups for my American Sister in law.

When knitting for premature babies I have adapted patterns to reduce the number of seams & made smaller.


PricklyHolly Report 20 Nov 2012 19:37

Welcome back Carol!!



Elizabethofseasons Report 21 Nov 2012 19:07

Dear Carol


Welcome back to the boards!

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS