When you get to my age, however hard you try, there are occasions when you feel - maybe only for a minute - that you really can't cope any more with independent life. Luckily it doesn't happen with me often. But it happened this morning. I always keep one of my two landlines on me. Unfortunately it only rings four times before it goes on to answer phone and that is hardly enough time for me to take my hearing aid out (I hear better without it in). This morning the phone kept ringing and I never got a chance to answer and when I tried to ring the number the line just went dead. Eventually I managed to pick it up in time and the voice on the other end of the phone told me that in twenty four hours my e mail and telephone were being disconnected. I pay the bill by direct debit so it can't be anything to do with that. When I questioned why I really couldn't understand what I was being told (it was not an altogether good English speaker). The eventual outcome was that someone will ring me at nine in the morning - this after I explained my age, my mobility and my need for the phone. Now I shall probably worry all night - I do have a mobile phone and use it a lot but I don't wish to be without my landline and I really would be unable to manage without the internet - apart from blogging I also order various things - including my groceries of course. I don't like to do it but I may well have to involve my son after he has finished teaching for the day . But this is just to warn you that should I disappear off the face of the earth you will know why and may need to petition BT on my behalf!
Such a lovely sunny day today and I see a large patch of yellow crocus and a similar sized patch of snowdrops out in my garden - that has cheered me up. And I managed to walk round the block again this morning - another plus. So all is not lost. Back tomorrow - I hope.
***Just had a long chat with a lovely, helpful man at BT - it was a scam call - don't switch on at nine in the morning, ignore and report back to BT.