The landline phone is back, which means the broadband is back, which means lots of glorious online distractions and the chance to do a proper blog post.

Today has been mostly spent not online as I went to visit family as I try to do every other week.  This time, for a change, I took David and Leilani to see my Dad and brother (Katie wasn’t feeling too well, which was a shame).  A short time after we got there she fell asleep and when she woke up David asked if I wanted to feed her, which I obviously did.  I love feeding babies – they always seem so content and cute when taking the bottle.

Just as she was getting close to finishing the feed, she started filling her nappy in a big way.  I didn’t thinkshe was goign to stop and there was so much of it that it leaked out of the edges and onto my trousers.


Although it’s never very pleasant, it’s hardly the end of the world and as Leilani was giggling away it was hard to be mad at all.  Needless to say, I drove home with the windows down all the way.

Unfortunately, when I got home I found that June had had indigestion all day and has just spent the last four hours asleep on the couch.  I hope that it’s nothing too troubling as she needs to be well enough to have her knee operation in a couple of weeks.

I’ve just been watering many of the plants in the garden.  It really seems to dry out very quickly in this weather.  I think that if we get any more summers like this one we may have to think of a bit more shade to help retain some of the moisture.

I’ve also been drawing the two Mitchell cartoons for this week, the first of which I’ll be posting tomorrow as the schedule gets back on track after my unplanned hiatus.

As far as my own health goes, although I’ve been feeling pretty tired with the hot weather, generally I’ve felt much more positive over the last week or so.  Not only has the game writing been going very well, the development of my TV comedy idea has progressed well and I’m almost at the point of doing something with it.  The script for the first episode needs another draft, but the structure is strong and the comedy, I think, works well.

Still no fix…

Sorry for not updating properly over the last week or so.  We still haven’t had the phone line fixed and it’s proving to be a real inconvenience.  While I can get onto the internet in short bursts, I can’t really update because I can’t connect to the internet and my main computer at the same time, which is a pain.

June’s going to call them up again to see what’s happening.  Once the line has been fixed I’m going to seriously think about changing ISP because this service has been pretty dreadful.  Who’s best for quality and value for money?

Continuing frustrations with the Broadband

I’ve not been able to give my sites and blogs the attention they deserve because of the phone and broadband problem.   I hope that those of you still coming to the site will be able to bear with me.  I’m trying to make this as quick as possible as I don’t want to spend too much time on this other network.

We’ve been in contact with BT a number of times and it really seems like it’s a case of one hand not knowing what the other is doing.  Which is actually a real shame as I’ve had very few problems over the years with the actual quality of the broadband.  But when they screw up they seem to do so big time.

No one has been back down the street since the engineers came on Monday and made the problem worse.  Okay, we had a noisy phone line, but the broadband was working.  Now we have nothing at all.

Ah, well…

Perhaps we should have it run on steam or clockwork.  🙂