Wednesday, 19 August 2009

It's all geek to me

Finally our container of belongings has been delivered. It's been a long 10 weeks living out of just one suitcase. I am so going to throw those trainers away. Fortunately we didn't have any problems with quarantine or customs. Gus' cleaning frenzy prior to our departure certainly paid off. Just not sure now how we get rid of the smell of Jeyes fluid off everything!

The stuff arrived Tuesday. Gus was quite firm with the removal men and got them to unpack most of the boxes. Since arriving in Oz he's become quite bossy. He'd been given advice by our friend Kerry that removal men would try and get away with not unpacking, so he stood his ground. By the time I got home, there wasn't much lef tto do. Except for the technical stuff. That's your responsibility Gus said to me, pointing to a mess of wires and cables next to the tv. An hour later I had the tv, dvd, and foxtel working. Had to set the country code on the tv to Deutschland, but no-one has objected yet...

It's the pc that has defeated me. I got the damn thing working, but could not get it to connect to the wireless router. And I know that there is a good network as our laptop and netbook pick up the signal fine. Took me quite a while before it finally dawned on me that the desktop pc just didn't have a wireless adaptor. Now I am not sure what a wireless adaptor actually is - but it appears I need one. My technical skills only go so far.



  1. You can also hook your pc directly into Big Pond's wireless modem thing. You probably do have a wireless network card in your pc, for many years basically all computers have had one. You probably need to call Telstra and have them walk you through the set up--- it could be an extremely annoying ordeal... I know from experience.

  2. Ah the joys of unpacking. We had the same problem with our moving guys. They unloaded the boxes from the truck and were ready to go home. When we told them we paid for unpacking and removal of boxes and paper, they acted shocked and said that no one ever asks them to unpack. they ended up unpacking about half before we sent them on their way. Good thing you had a warning.