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Conn Iggulden (332 new)
Jun 19, 2017 03:34PM

54239 Not sure how many months away I am from reading it, but I am looking forward to it.

I'd like to put it in a group read poll, only it isn't available in the US yet is it? US residents still have no release date?
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Jun 19, 2017 03:30PM

54239 Congrats on getting those renos finished, happy! It looks great. I love that you catered for the dog too and gave them a new 'kitchen'. :)

Renos over now?

We had our new door put in last week. The builder finally showed up again after disappearing for three months, so he put in the front door and got a start on our second bathroom. Just a start though...he still has to come back to finish it...the way he was talking, that could be a month or more away. :(
Jun 19, 2017 03:24PM

54239 STILL not in at the library. I kind of expected it though. Had hoped it would come in time to join in, but wasn't too optimistic.
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Jun 15, 2017 11:27PM

54239 Have full internet again. Yay.
Jun 11, 2017 01:25PM

54239 I'm an avid cook too, so it surprises me that it is the food element that I have trepidation about,
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Jun 11, 2017 01:22PM

54239 Edward wrote: "i guess my comment didn't show up right."

I see your comment. It's there.
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Jun 11, 2017 01:21PM

54239 We think they are going to turn adsl back on tomorrow. At least they said they would. :/ But the last time they said they were going to turn it back on was when they didn't and when we rang to ask why it never came on we were told they had no record of that discussion.
Who knows, may not come on tomorrow and when we ring they may lie again and say they have no record of discussion.

I think they called it a naked adsl. I don't care what it is wearing, just turn it back on!
Jun 10, 2017 01:18PM

54239 Guy wrote: "I am a quarter of the way into the book and enjoying a very readable story. The characters are developing well and the culinary theme of the story is both refreshing and creative. The plot kind of ..."

It is the culinary aspect that makes me unsure of what to expect. But nobody who is reading it seems to be put off by it, so that is heartening.

Still no word from library on when it will be in.
Jun 10, 2017 01:15PM

54239 Disagreed on Uhtred too. :-)
Jun 09, 2017 06:29PM

54239 So far, here and on the book's GR reviews, there are a lot of people who liked it.
I wonder what I'll make of it. Intriguing.
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Jun 09, 2017 02:12PM

54239 Thanks Alice. Me too. :-)

Hi Lia. I'm going to keep that text and never delete. It is the best proof that they had a call from us. Their behaviour has been so strange. Not sure what to make of it.
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Jun 08, 2017 04:18PM

54239 It is confusing...and very, very irritating. :-)

Especially seeing as yesterday when I said we were waiting for them to call back to confirm they can reconnect our adsl? Well they never called back. Hubby called them again and they said they had no record of him calling the first time and no record of a staff member telling him they may be able to turn adsl back on.

Hubby said they were basically accusing him of lying, even though he had a record of the call being made and lasting 37minutes, and I had a Text on my phone from them confirming they were putting free data on my mobile.

The whole thing has blown our minds.
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Jun 07, 2017 10:13PM

54239 Hi all. It has been very stressful.
Hi Jane, yes, we still would have had to pay them...$100 a month for a service they weren't providing.

There is a glimmer of hope. My husband spoke to their Complaints section. They have given us a bit of free data on my mobile so that I can Hotspot off it until everything gets fixed on 19th July.
They are also saying they may be able to turn our net back on via a special application.

To explain it better...

We have a Government scheme here called NBN. It is a new network of internet that encompasses all the newest technologies to supply net to Australia ie fibre optic, satellite and fixed tower.
As they roll it out, the ancient copper wiring will get turned off.
It gets turned off in our area in about a year and my particular area moves to Fixed Tower (antenna on roof dorected towards a tower and then fibre optic from tower).
Our wifi comes via the old copper lines as adsl2+. While we had a year to leave adsl2 and sign up to the new nbn network, our adsl2 Router died a couple weeks back.
Our Telco told us it would cost $200 for a new adsl2 router, which would become useless in a year once we were moved to the NBN. Or, we could sign up to the new NBN now and they'd give us a free NBN Router.
We signed up.
The technician came out yesterday to hook up our new nbn internet service, but he didn't do anything because he didn't have the right equipment. Said he'd have to put in a request and come back in a few weeks.
The Telco computer system had us scheduled for the change over from adsl to nbn that day the Tech was here. So it deleted our adsl2 connection. But because the Tech didn't do the NBN instal, this meant they'd jumped the gun. Disconnected our adsl2 too early.

Despite my pleas and lectures, they told me the Tech wouldn't be back until 19th July to do the install he was supposed to do yesterday, and that they can't turn the adsl2 back on now that it was deleted.

It is a big stuff up and so frustrating. They can turn the darn adsl2 off, why can't they turn the darn thing back on???? Seems simple to me.

Hubby finally spoke to a Complaints person today who said there may be a way to turn the adsl2 back on. We are now waiting for her to ring back to confirm it can be done.

...to be cont :')

P.S I'll be able to get back on net later and try to do Polls now they've put data on my mobile and I can Hotspot off it.
Jun 07, 2017 05:02PM

54239 My copy is still not in at library.
I won't be able to check in on discussion for a bit as I am having major internet issues at home.
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Jun 07, 2017 04:58PM

54239 I'm going to be on GR very little for a while.
We were supposed to get our Internet fixed yesterday, instead, the Telco main call centre turned off our Internet by mistake. We were told they couldn't simply turn it back on now and we would have to wait over a month for the Internet.

It is a big stupid mess and we are so angry.

I am currently 'hotspotting' off my husband's work iPad. He left it home with me today so I can do the group's monthly Poll.
But unfortunately he needs his iPad for work and can't leave it home with me often.

Hoping to sort out this internet mess and get them to work out how to push the right bloody buttons to turn our internet back on sooner than a month.
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Jun 07, 2017 04:54PM

54239 Talk about typical Londoners..what about typical Aussies. Of the two Australians dead in the attack, the one who was a nurse ran back to help injured and was killed for doing so. Heartbreaking.

Lot of heroes on the day however. What about the Spaniard who lost his life belting an attacker with a skateboard to try and save a woman who was being stabbed.

Very sad day in history.
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Jun 04, 2017 07:02PM

54239 With you Laureen, the media coverage is ridiculous here in Australia. We need the news of course, but we don't need the intense and prolonged coverage.

I walk away from the news on tv and only check in for updates from the online newspaper I read. TV media is over the top.
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Jun 03, 2017 04:32PM

54239 The senselessness. It makes me so angry.
They can't even defend their actions with their usual nonsense about Coalition and American bombs in Syria etc.. because ISIS kill their fellow muslim innocents in Syria, Iraq etc..

Mad bastards through and through.
Jun 03, 2017 04:20PM

54239 I paused the book a couple weeks back. Mostly because I only read at night and I have been falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
Jun 03, 2017 04:15PM

54239 Hi Jenny, in relation to your comment on your ancestor lines and allegiances, just imagine what it was like at the time?
Small world back then. Goodness how many people, in their own small communities, must have felt pressured to pick a side, but didn't want to favour either.

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