The mumster rushed out after work, and got herself a few more little presents. Christmas shopping is almost complete. The home phone she ordered off the internets arrived and is all plugged in. Still the home phone isn't working. It appears to be the phone line that isn't working - grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. So now mum has to get the technician to come out. They also warn you that if it is something that you have done - they charge you $140. Oh well - mum doesn't have to eat during Christmas. All the signs point it towards being a problem with the phone line somewhere.
It did make her feel better that there was a sale on and she got a couple of tops for half price - our shops seldom have such sales, so mum was pleased to get a couple of things. A couple of new bras too, and so she can throw out the one that only does up with one working hook. Mum is frightened that it will ping open at an awkward moment, leaving her unsupported. So that one will get binned tonight.
Then a couple of library books were picked up, so mum has some summer reading for her days off. That made her smile.