Thursday, January 12, 2006

broadband is a glorious thing!

just a quick post to let you know we're connected!

it was really going to be a more difficult thing than it ended up being. originally the phone company (who supplies the only internet in our area...) told liam that there were no 'available lines' at the moment... yikes. we were going to have to go on a waiting list and hound them for the foreseeable future to find out when we could get online.

we talked to the local blogging/computer guru and he told us we needed to talk to a 'level 2 technician'. liam got on the phone and the guy actually said 'well, we have a line we've been holding for someone else, but i'll give it to you'! so, we are no longer on a waiting list.

the beautiful thing is that so few in our area are using broadband that it's lightning fast. faster than we've ever had before.

speaking of faster - we went to the provincial office yesterday to ask some questions and within 20 minutes we had 2 new drivers licenses, new plates and health insurance - and i had heard that i might have to wait up to 18 months to get on the insurance! god is good! the word "returning" has been my friend at both the border and the government office. i might not even have to reapply for a visa (would save us big bucks!!) it also means that i wouldn't have to work in the states - i LOVE the maritimes - the people and pace here are glorious, friendly and so 'us'. it truly feels like we've 'come home'.

i'd love to sit and blog/read blogs all day, but we're headed back over the border to set up a bank account and see what it is that we can see. it's a lovely warm, rainy day here, melting all the snow and tapping in such a musical way. our home is coming together nicely (although the size of the place is something i don't think i could ever get used to - i don't even get to hear pink and buck's laughter when the play upstairs and i'm in the kitchen - far too big for our family).

pray all is well with you, thanks so much for your comments- made my day to open my blog and see them all there!

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