Another success, though it took a long time. Our broadband hub has been cutting out frequently and it’s several years old, so I wanted to phone for a new one. However, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to stay with BT as I seemed to be paying over the odds, not having renegotiated the price for a few years. I’d also managed to get myself with a different company for phone calls, though not for the phone line. There was no fee though, just the price of the calls – all the same, I wanted to get everything together. I spoke online to one person, then was given a (freephone) number to telephone; that person put me through to someone else, who was great. Really helpful, took some time to work out the best deal and I got a reduction of several pounds a month. After that, she asked about my mobile phone – I have a SIM only, monthly contract, so I told her my deal and how much I pay, and she was able to undercut that too and give me double the data. So I accepted that too, though it’s not been ordered yet as I’ll have to give notice to my present supplier. Although I was by no means five hours on the phone, because I had an appointment before lunch and then took a while to gird the metaphoricals again, that was the time it took from beginning to end.
So I haven’t done much else. We went out to buy the potting compost and I’ve potted up the final two tomatoes, all but one of the aubergines and a couple of peppers. The chilli peppers are still small seedlings, not having sprouted very quickly, so they’ll go into medium pots.
Paul the Fish had some lovely sea trout on his van today, so that’s what we’re having for dinner. Ratatouille out of the freezer and probably a few more of our own potatoes.
I’m starting clarinet lessons again tomorrow and I haven’t played for weeks. So that’s what I’m going to do now.