This morning Bouygues Telecom and Orange (formerly France Telecom) combine their forces to restore internet to the house, along with telephone and television.
We have quite enjoyed our period of purdah, though buying and printing Gwilym's tickets to return from the UK was stressful and it would have been good to be able to phone him. We need to be online again, though. For one thing we want to sell the car. For another we need the telephone.
The Bouygues engineer who came on Tuesday confirmed my thesis that there was no signal arriving at the house. The exchange is just 250 metres away. At the exchange the dsl card is a Bouygues card. Bouygues say the problem is in Orange's network. (i.e. In the 250 metres of wire...?)
So from 8am to 11 we have to be here to give access to the house if they need it.
Rendezvous online at 11 hours at the latest!