Due to the bad weather and the large amounts of snow, many businesses and houses were without telephone and internet for quite a while on Skopelos. Most telephone lines are connected via telephone poles in the air and when the pole is broken or has fallen down you are disconnected or the line can break and you have the same result. OTE has crews that put up poles and re-connect lines. They have been working in Alonissos and Skopelos for quite a while. When your house is situated on a hill you can imagine that the task to get reconnected is fairly difficult. You cannot leave and have to be there to give instructions to the crew and receive instructions.
Fotis and his colleague visited the Agios Konstantinos area yesterday. First they had to find the house and the broken telephone line, then they had to decide if am extra telephone pole would be put in and where. After this the pole had to be dragged up on the hill. By that time everybody was involved, home owners, visitors, dog and crew. These poles are heavy! The hole was dug, more than 1,5 meters deep. The pole was lifted by everybody in the hole and secured. Fotis climbed into the pole and connected the line, then got into the other pole and connected the line from there to the house. All is well. We have a landline and internet again. Thanks guys!
This post is the first one written from home again. I am not sure if I like it. It was different without the internet. Yesterday being on the Internet we almost burned the eggs on the stove. Forgot all about them!