The Internet Dish Blew Off!


Today was the day…

The internet dish blew off. The black south-easter that has been pounding the Cape over the last couple of days was particularly strong last night. At 2:30am, I woke hearing an enormous kaboom! I thought something terrible had happened – like part of the roof blew off. When this happens, you wish you had a rewind button. I leapt out of bed and looked out the doors but could see nothing amiss. I went downstairs and looked out the front windows, but all seemed well. I peered out the back door but there was nothing different there. Mike then came downstairs and clad in jacket and shoes, he went around the back and then out the garage to see if the roof was all okay. It was, so we went back to sleep.

This morning we woke to no internet. I emailed the support to say the wind may have had something to do with it and could they help? As we got up and got dressed, I suddenly spotted something in the front garden. I went downstairs to let Courage in and went out onto the road to see what I could see. To my horror our internet dish was no where to be seen. It’s supposed to look like this (the small dish on the apex of the roof).

Instead it looked like this…the dish was gone along with a strip of fascia board.

Mike and Courage went up to take a closer look…they retrieved the dish which was still hanging onto its cable…

With Mike’s tools all at Echo, we went across there and then they returned to fix it. By mid-morning the job was done! Internet fixed! Yeah! We are back online.

That was a relief. Meantime, Julian and I drove across to Grabouw to pick up his passport which he applied for on 13th March. Finally, he was able to get it. Despite the windy weather and some rain, the journey and whole process was quite quick and we were home by lunchtime.

This afternoon, I worked and had tea with Sue!

Mike is now home and we are going to visit Echo to see the day’s progress. More pics tomorrow. The wind is expected to end sometime tomorrow and I think we are in for more of a sunny weekend.

Covid numbers in the Western Cape –not good to see our WC cases climbing – 277 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Covid 19 stats – South Africa –

  • Friday 24th July – 13944 new cases (maximum we had in a day)– 250 deaths (245 771 recoveries/169 882 active)
  • Fri 25 Sept – 1480 new cases – 29 deaths (599149 recoveries/53068 active)
  • Sat 26 Sept – 969 new cases – 64 deaths (601818 recoveries/ 51304 active)
  • Sun 27 Sept – 1268 new cases – 22 deaths (603721 recoveries/50647 active)
  • Mon 28 Sept – 903 new cases – 188 deaths (604478 recoveries/50605 active)
  • Tues 29 Sept – Also 903 new cases – 81 deaths (606520 recoveries/49385 active)
  • Wed 30 Sept – 1767 new cases – 67 deaths (608112 recoveries/49493 active)
  • Thur 1 Oct – 1745 new cases – 132 deaths (609584 recoveries/49634 active)

Total cases: 676084  Total deaths: 16866

Psalm 72:18-19

Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvellous deeds. Praise be to His glorious Name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory.


The best is yet to come.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


1 year and 324 days

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