Wi-Surf had promised to get us back online on Friday 17th. By 6pm it looked as though they had failed to do this so I abandoned hope. I could look forward to another weekend without the Internet hoping that come Monday they would be able to restore our connection. For Pamela it would be another weekend when she couldn't phone the girls.
This morning (Saturday) I switched my computer on thnking I would do some more of my Spanish homework. Startup was a lot faster than it had been for the last three weeks. Could it be that instead of waiting for ages for Windows to find a validIP address my computer had been given an address by the server? The answer came quickly when first Spyware Doctor then Windows and came up with updates. Wow! I quickly plugged the phone in and second wow - it got an IP address and updated the time from the time server.
So Keith is a happy bunny and so will Pamela be when I eventually take her a cup of tea!