A grumpy BT Openreach man came out this morning and replaced three NTE5As with new ones which I had bought, the same old-style traditional ones, onto which were screwed the existing Andrews and Arnold shop's straight-through RJ45 socket front-plates. And guess what, he zoomed off and left me with a dead line 4. I couldn't manage to call to Mrs Weaver to grab him before he ran away when I could see that the router was seeing the modem but the modem was not bringing the DSL connection up.
Mrs Weaver doesn't have a screwdriver to get the front-late off because Walter, her favourite De Walt power tool, has a flat battery and she forgot to recharge it. And her hands are no good.
So not a good start from grumpy BT man from Glasgow. They are booked to come out tomorrow now. Hope it isn't him next time.