This afternoon we finally managed to get our telephone and broadband connection up and running.
It has only been a week but we hadn't realised just how much we have come to rely on an internet connection for many everyday tasks, so we are very relieved to be back in touch again.
I had to buy a £20 top up card for my mobile phone last week that gave me email and basic web access but I was unable to access our online bank account and many other sites that we needed to inform of our new address.
Now I am back in the land of the living again.
Welcome back to the land of the living where some of us are braindead.ReplyDelete
That's just how I feel right now.Delete
That's good JayCee. I am amazed when I see people say they are struggling with address changes when they move, banking etc when it is seems that we can adjust most things ourselves on line. It must have been like your hands were tied when you couldn't do these things last week. The internet is like the old phone used to be in the past and it is part of our lives now without which we cannot function. xxxReplyDelete
How quickly things have changed in my lifetime. In one way it is more convenient but when one small issue arises everything suddenly becomes so much more difficult.Delete
Sounds almost as if you have to go on the internet to tell them your new address but you get on the internet until you do.ReplyDelete
Round and round in circles.Delete
Welcome back to cyber land.ReplyDelete
I've missed you all!Delete
How did we ever manage when there was no Tinternet and Tweb?ReplyDelete
It is things like this that make moving house such a chore these days.ReplyDelete
We shall probably have to do this all over again within a year.Delete
This didn't happen at a convenient time for you but sometimes it is good to be out of touch with all life's problems for a few days.ReplyDelete
Quite frustrating though!Delete
How did you go with change of address at the post office for your ‘snail mail’. Or did you have to go online to do that as well?ReplyDelete
We had to sign a form at the local PO to have our mail redirected for 3 months. Hopefully by then I will have remembered to inform everyone!Delete
How much life has changed in such a relatively short time! That said, I was just complaining about the NHS website for Covid yesterday! My son who now lives in Australia got through an appointment for his covid vaccine. We couldn't get through on the phone to cancel the appointment and they said we should use online. However once I found the relevant bit on the website, it told me to phone the number I'd just phoned to cancel appointments! I'm afraid they will have a missed appointment as I can't get through! Welcome back to the mad world! xReplyDelete
I hope I've changed all important addresses after my move but as you say impossible without internet.ReplyDelete
Good you are connected again
I am still ploughing through all mine!Delete
There are still large areas of the US that have no access to the internet--simply no service at all. When you contemplate--as you have this past week--what it is like to try and do almost any business these days that doesn't require internet access, it is easy to see how very difficult life can be for people living in those areas. With banks, post offices (and don't get me started on mail delivery), many different types of stores closing--even in urban areas--life in rural zones is ever more challenging in parts of the US, especially given the vast travel distances.ReplyDelete
That is quite astonishing to me. I have always been under the impression that the US is a highly technically advanced country.Delete
Now you can get back to entertaining us with more posts and more photos from your new home! Are we getting a tour of the home and property soon? :)ReplyDelete
The rental bungalow is not exactly a thing of beauty so I don't think I shall be posting any photos of it 😉Delete