• Patience is a virtue

    by  • 16 January, 2003 • Travel • 0 Comments

    This is not working the way I expected it. Or at least, not at the spead I expected it. I’ll have to ask all of you to be a little bit patient until I have finished fighting my battles with local bureaucracy. I still have to rely on slow internet cafes to update my blog and that’s not very convenient.

    A quick rundown of the latest event: I chased down real estate agents and visited numerous appartments from Wednesday till Saturday last week. Then I found what is now my temporary dwelling. It has a great view over the city and the sea in the north and breathtaking view of the Idi mountains and the Psiloritis top in the west. I moved in on Tuesday. I also got a tax number (I’ll explain that later) and managed to get electricity. I’m still waiting for a telephone line. Today a technician came in to fix some plumbing problem and I’ve been without water or heating all day. I hope everything will be restored to normal by the time I get home tonight.

    I just got word that the telephone line (ISDN) should be operational by Tuesday next week at the latest. Then, and only then, can I apply for an internet connection. Don’t ask why, you don’t want to know. Twenty four hours later I should be up and running. I’ll start updating my daily journals as soon as that happens. In the meantime, keep the title of this posting in mind…

    Yours, very patiently.

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