we are still without internet at our new place. Living in the sticks makes me consider using pen and paper for messages. Carrier pigeons would be an option, too, or dropping letters in bottles in the nearby lake. Those alternatives to emailing surely are more reliable than internet at the moment.
Until the phone company has provided us with a proper internet access, we will continue climbing trees to catch a signal from the transmitter mast. The neighbours (who live five minutes down the road) provide us with cinnamon buns, miter saw and lots of positive energy. They seem to find it very normal seeing us high up in the trees in our pyjamas to check our mail accounts (from time to time we do succeed and can load half an email on the mobile phone).
Please stay patient - and keep your eyes open for carrier pigeons, letters in bottles and the like, just in case. I promise to work off the virtual pile of emails as soon as possible (preferrably not in a treetop and properly dressed ;-)