It seems i jumped the gun in my last posting. Little did i know my troubles had just begun. When i rang my ISP to tell them i was having a phone number changed they assured me it would be off Monday & back by Thursday at the latest. But no, sometime after my last post is when they took me offline & it has taken me until January 8th to get internet back. After ringing them on the Friday & being assured it would only be 5 working days i waited patiently. I then rang the ISP & this led to many days of phone calls in which i was given one excuse after another & playing the blame game with the telecommunications company. Nearly every excuse was the same except one. We were told the internet was on & it was a problem with our end. After troubleshooting we were then told the problem was our modem & cables. Nuh uh peoples they are brand new. So at this point i got very, very angry & told them off only to be told "internet be on in half hour, if not call back". So we waited an hour still nothing, rang back & was given the exuse again about codes & the telecommunication company. By this time we'd had enough so on December 23rd we rang again, had words which led them to agreeing to discontinue our contract without charging a fee. Mind you they wouldn't refund the $60 taken out for the December internet time which we didn't get to use.
End of the games you think? We rang a new ISP who happens to be local in Queensland so no more losing off peak time to daylight saving. Better download time too for less money. Any way i digress. They applied to the telecommunications company, we waited the required working days & nothing. Mind you having the Chritmas holidays here didn't help but that wasn't the problem. The former ISP hadn't gotten around to rescinding the codes order until a week after cancelling our contract. Our new ISP was really trying hard for us. Funny how with this code thing the new ISP could get us online in 5 working days but the former ISP couldn't in the 3 weeks we waited & it's the same telecommunications company that issues the codes. Finally just before New Years that was sorted & here i am finally a week later ONLINE!!!!!!!
So i have lots of catching up to do. I've missed reading blogs & discovering new ones. Being offline meant i missed posting all my lovely finishes for the last month of 2009's OPAM but not to worry photo's will be added slowly in the next few days of swaps i couldn't show you, gifts i received & all my lovely Christmas sewing i've done. As you can see on my side bar i've joined this years OPAM challenge.
Lucky i managed to get any sewing done as i was diagnosed with tendonitis or something along those lines in my right wrist before Christmas & i was to do nothing but rest it. Quite amusing to see my children doing the housework ect so i could rest the wrist.
So thats my month of December, i'm so glad to be back,