As you have already guessed or found out our Internet connection has been down for nearly four weeks. First we were told that the satellite provider had a problem following a thunderstorm. Then the provider had gone bankrupt. No problem though because we were to be connected via ADSL within seven days. Since then though they have had a problem with the antenna and have a replacement ordered. So we are waiting for the replacement to be installed.
The good news is that it looks like the phone lines are installed and just waiting for connection. Either way I have a stack of messages stored on my computer ready to upload for you to read.