Hooray! When I turned in to my driveway after spending an hour on a computer in the library this afternoon ... there was a team from Openreach repairing my phone line. As I'd suspected, one or both conductors in the overhead line had snapped where the line was being stretched by a tree branch.
It didn't take them long to remove some branches and string up a new line from the pole to the house. It's still rubbing against the trees, though, but loosely now. So I expect the problem will be back in a few years.
I asked them about routing the line underground, but they said that that would have to be at my expense.
What's that, you say? I wouldn't have this problem on a boat? No, you're absolutely right.
Iron Men looking out to sea - We left Derwent6 at 11.00am and walked up to central station where we got the train towards Southport. Al had always wanted to see Antony Gormley's Iron me...
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