They (BT) have renagued on Friday's date, and Saturday's date. Only they didn't contact me, as they promised in the morning, instead they texted a friend of mine in Oxfordshire, who had been chasing them up as she was worried about me being so long without a phone. She had to forward the bad news to me. I am climbing the bloomin' walls here from frustration. We have a new date - 19th February. I am about to e-mail MP again, BT Parliamentary representative etc and then our local newspaper - they could do with a front page story - it doesn't take much to become one either, round here.
I assume all the neighbours who now also have no phone line, will also be off until the 19th.
Meanwhile, T is here so we are doing companionable things together and will be making bread, a lemon drizzle cake and then beef goulash for tea. I have been working on my Edward Thomas notes, and found some research I did last year, which has helped me along a bit.
If you are one of the people in touch with me by letter only, keep them coming. It saves my sanity!