I'd like to say that I've been away having a wild and exciting time, but it wouldn't be true. Mostly, I've been doing ... well ... not much. Oh, I drove to Melbourne and back. (It's 3,150 km from my old place in Footscray to this new place on the Atherton Tablelands.) But, apart from that, not much.
The satellite people tell me that they'll be installing the dish on Monday morning at 7.30 am. It's not going on the roof, but at the edge of the forest, about 20 m from the house. If all goes well, I'll have broadband access by Monday arvo. First thing I'll do is catch up on all my favourite blogs (you know who you are), which I haven't been visiting as frequently as I'd like because the dial up service seems to have been modelled on the University of Queensland's pitch drop experiment.
If Monday's installation passes without a hitch, I won't mention the internet service again. I promise.