Late on Thursday afternoon I discovered that we could no longer access the Internet. After carrying out the usual troubleshooting, it transpired that our OpenReach modem has failed. I contacted Sky, our ISP, to be told that the system we have got is now obsolete anyway, and they will send me a new Sky hub to replace the existing wireless router.
Why is it that these things always seem to happen at the weekend, or even worse, at the beginning of a long weekend with two bank holidays? I have been told that the hub will take between 3 and 5 working days. They ordered one to be sent out immediately on Thursday afternoon, but we cannot anticipate receiving it for at least a week.
Our neighbour has kindly agreed to let me access the Internet via her connection, enabling me to publish this blog post.
I will be back on line as soon as possible.
Later: Our neighbour said that if the connection works across the street, I am welcome to continue using it till our new router arrives, and I am happy to say that the signal is good and strong! I am most grateful to her for this.