Tuesday, 14 May 2013


When I bought my washing machine and my television thingymebob, I also asked about internet. They filled in the form and then all of a sudden I needed some numbers I didn't have. A gardnummer (plot number) and a bruknummer (user number). I had to ask my landlady about those. But as soon as I had them, I could proceed. 

I went back about a week later. With the numbers. They couldn't help me then, but they would email the company and get back to me. Which they did the next day: I had to phone them up myself. Grrrr...

Now, you have to know that even though I speak quite good Norwegian, it is still extremely hard to speak that language on the phone. I just don't get it, I don't follow anything. Very hard. So, it took me some time to get on the phone. Which I finally did two days ago. 

Here's the deal: first they have to see whether or not I can actually have internet at my address and then it will take about 11 working days (basically two weeks) before I am hooked up! More grrrr...

I think I will take my baby into work for a while and hope everything gets sorted asap, so I don't have to use the company computer (like I do now) or the baby. 

Ah well, another moment on the great big learning curve of living in another country...


  1. Oh no! A lovely little house and NO internet!??? NOooooo!

  2. I hope that all gets worked out soon.
    You have to have Internet!!!!

  3. That's almost like in Eastern Germany before the wall fell, they had to wait 5 years to get a telephone connection !

  4. Well, you seem to have some sort of system that works right now, although I'm sure it isn't very convenient, but just imagine if you were a housewife stuck in that same house all day and all night with no internet.
    Well, that wasn't very cheery, was it? But I guess I'm just saying it could be worse, which isn't very cheery, either, come to think of it.
    I get irritated if my internet connection fails to work for half an hour, so I'm in no position to say "cheer up, it could be worse"!!
    Woof from Lindy.
    Luv, K

  5. My goodness, it's not as though you live up in Lappland.


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