A chatty man called Keith Starky called me to tell me all about swep-Ts which are T junctions in the wiring that you can spot around the estates by looking for medallion sized plastic rings. Apparantly my house doesn't have one nearby. So they have to install one. This will hold things up for up to 5 days while "construction" get their act together and make one of these swep-T thingies.
Once it's done NTL will be in touch to arrange an installation date. So I'm going to miss ER this week and my nice new house will be phoneless and broadbandless and generally cut off from the world of entertainment. Well, not really. There's still computer games and the basic TV channels, but it's not the same. And my guess is that when they get in touch with me it will be to arrange an appointment some weeks away. See, this is why I tried to get things arranged early...
Meanwhile I'm waiting for The Call. The one about the mortgage going through and the completion being all, well, completed. It was supposed to happen between midday and 2pm so if there's no word by 2.30 I'm calling my solicitor. I can afford for NTL to mess me around, but if this bit goes wrong I'm in trouble.
So, what's the shortest period I can sign up with BT for, do you reckon?