We finally got the phone line (complete with new internet pole – thanks Anna for settling the age old Anglo-American argument as to whether it’s a phone pole or a telegraph pole.)
At the moment it’s only a master socket, uselessly placed in the electricity box at the bottom of the sheds, 50 meters away from the house. But Elmo seems to think he can lay cable in the trench and get it to the house on his own. Or something. I tune out where signals along wires are concerned.
Elmo made a quick call to me just to prove it worked, which was a little alarming, but quite fun. So, one step closer to internet, which is one step closer to living on site permanently!