Today is my last day on the internet until Friday. This is unusual for me these days (even short holidays are liable to lead to symptoms of withdrawal) but the reason is a good one; my wife and I are moving house.
I mentioned back at the end of August that we’d put our flat up for sale. It was snapped up very quickly, and we found the perfect (detached, three bedroom) house in exactly the right location for us nearly as quickly. While I’ve been busy busy at work recently, Rachel has been packing everything we own into boxes. This weekend I spent a while un-cabling the house, including removing the extra wires I’d connected to the flat’s entryphone. I guessed the new owner wouldn’t want their doorbell to be on the internet.
Speaking of the internet, my ADSL provider claims that “the moving process will take between 14 days and up to 3 weeks to complete”. This is, frankly, rubbish, and totally incompatible with my always-connected lifestyle. I can only hope they are setting my expectations artificially low so that I’ll be pleased when I’m back up and running again in a few days time. Perhaps this is overly optimistic though.
So.. bear with me as I’m off the net for a few days. This will hurt me more than it will hurt you, I can assure you.