Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Olga and Neville's dance ... and computers!!!

Back on 19.2kbps dial-up so no images!

Well everyone breathed a sigh of relief as the two cyclones, Neville and Olga, did a dance around the tropical coast and finally headed west across land, hardly fluttering a leaf on their way!  We had a few heavy falls of rain but not a breath of wind - in nearby Port Douglas most visitors didn't even know there was supposed to be bad weather expected!  Yesterday was glorious sunshine in Daintree again - today is overcast with a few showers around but we should be able to get some rapidly-growing grass cut.  Unfortunately the media has really been bleating on about the terrible weather here and it's simply not true!!!  

Meantime the computer saga continues.  Our lovely new system arrived yesterday and we thought all our troubles were over - silly us.  The computer is great but we still have no satellite broadband (worked for a while but has now gone completely) to help with installing Windows 7. Now the dial-up is playing-up too and sometimes refuses to connect - a call to Telstra and a promise for action - by Friday!  So we rang the technicians - yes, they have the part for the satellite dish but a few days ago they had a serious car accident and wrote off their vehicles - with all their tools and equipment inside (thank goodness John and Tracy were OK, tho badly shocked and bruised) so it will be next week before they can get to us.

OK, we thought, we can still go ahead and load new Windows, transfer our files from the (borrowed) hard drive so that we can return it to it's long-suffering owner who REALLY needs it back.  Wrong again!  Loaded the installation disk but got error message - looking at the disk there's a big scratch right across it!  Luckily we were planning a trip to Cairns at the end of the week, which is now really necessary so that we can take the software back for replacement.

So, sorry folks, no images for a while yet!

Oh well, shouldn't grumble too much as others are far more unfortunate and we are so lucky to by healthy and to live in beautiful Daintree!

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