Well, as per the title, in the interests of saving my sanity, I have decided to use the internet cafe daily. I need to keep in touch with my friends - family I can just about contact if I hang out of the attic window, phone them two rings, cancel and then they phone me back.
Anyway, we have finally been given a date for the telephone pole to be replaced (8th February) but I'm not holding my breath. There was no assurance that the line would be restored at the same time but it had jolly well better be - I shall be down there to make sure it does! This has seemingly come about because I contacted our MP (Jonathon Edwards) by e-mail from the internet cafe last week, and a friend of mine, who BT seem to be dealing with in preference to me after she has been trying to get them to deal with my case, mentioned that I had contacted our MP. Within half an hour, we had a voicemail and a date.
Anyway, watch this space. I will be coming here daily, but don't like to appropriate the one computer here all day long, so it is just a short visit. Right now, I would like nothing more than a complete morning's indulgence, catching up on everyone's news. I shall try and go to a different couple of blogs each day, and keep up with your news that way.
Meanwhile, this won't do. I need to research something about Edward Thomas - though I suspect the only chance I get of seeing the manuscripts I need is to have a vacation in Vancouver, B.C. where they are held . . .
Back tomorrow. Keep warm all of you in the snow (we are green, but hills around us have a sprinkling of snow still).