Thank you for comments, husband's UTI is no better at present, but he's soldiering on. Still no letter giving scan results, he did try ringing this morning, it was an answerphone, he's left a message.
TA, yes BT is our only option here....a couple of neighbours out of sheer frustration with BT did try TalkTalk and Sky - worse if anything (if that's possible!). We knew when we moved here that internet wouldn't be great....I wouldn't mind so much, but it's actually deteriorated quite a lot from what it was when we moved in, and yet BT (who are ALWAYS working on poles and cabinets in the area) claim there's no fault. The new hub is still dropping out, 4 days after installation (they said to give it 3 days), and is still exceptionally slow.....and signal has already disappeared twice in the few minutes I've been typing this. Dc, thank you for the info re BT wifi-with-FON - no better, the signal is just as bad. I think the trouble is, this is a very small community here and there just aren't enough customers to make it worth BT's (or anybody else's) while to provide a better service. We all went to a meeting in the village hall a couple of years ago, to a presentation provided by a new communications company who were promising all sorts of fantastic speeds - even they admitted, when questioned, that it would cost them too much to provide a service here to this tiny hamlet. They were only really interested in the larger neighbouring parish, which is full of big posh houses and well-off residents.
I probably won't be posting much here in the near future....too much going on, rubbish internet, and a feeling of being out of control over what's happening in our lives. I'm not depressed, just stressed as usual. I will probably try to start posting again (internet dependent) on my food blog, as making food is about the only thing I do actually have control over right now.
Aunt's funeral is on Wednesday and I'm dreading it.