Finally my ADSL problems seem to have been taken care of. Now my major worry is whether the electric company will not mess up whatever work it is that they are doing in front of my house and leave me without electricity.
The streets in my area are all dug up. There are trenches dug everywhere along the streets and roads. It's a mess and it's also very noisy. While digging they broke the water pipes that supply water to my neighbour and they have been without water for the last couple of days. But so far our house has been OK. I am expecting that they will turn off the electricity at some point. I just have to remember to save my work as often as possible in case it happens.
Around the corner from my house is a street that's a bit wider than the others and the workers have been storing all their vehicles and equipment there. It looks like they will be staying there for a while. What a mess they are making. They did this a few years back and it took them forever - now it seems they are doing it all over again. Oh well, I guess it's making sure someone has a job.
Technology! You can't live without it. In the last week the both the vacuum cleaner and the microwave oven have called it quits. So we are doing old fashioned stuff in my house now. Having to heat up food the conventional way - on the stove. And we've gone back to using a broom. It is amazing how these two items change your life. You don't notice it until they aren't there. Have to either get them repaired or replaced because I don't like doing things the old fashioned way anymore. Not enough luxuries here to begin with so every little bit counts!