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That's right! At long last here in Charlestown we've got fast internet access. The successful installation was not without excitement however, requiring the cable guy and me to survive a small tidal wave. You see, to get access to the back yard, telephone pole and cable hookups you have to go out the back basement door. That would be the same door that leaks during every storm so we've covered over the stairs with some cardboard and plastic. It works perfectly for keeping out the rain, that is until you open the door. Since it was a warm, dry day I didn't suspect the pent up rain water waiting for me. It spread across the basement floor and filled half a bucket, but I got it mopped up about the same time the outside cable work was done. The rest of the installation was uneventful and here I am speeding along on the internet highway. Hoorah!