Sunday, March 14, 2010

A mouse did it

Two weeks ago, the telephone line in our computer room stopped working. My partner and I took a break from internet and phone calls. We read books, we hung out with each other. My workload is still crazy heavy (one week I was there for 80 hours!) which helped keep the phoneline a low priority.

Yesterday, I traced the cord around the room and into a large closet. Way at the back of the closet, where the roof slopes down and you have to stoop, there is a knot in the floorboard. The hole it leaves is mouse-sized. And in front of the hole, the phone line was neatly chewed through.

It was quick work to patch the wires together. But thanks, mouse, for a refreshing break from the always-on connectedness of internet.

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