Monday, December 08, 2008

Cut off by Squirrels

I've had a bout of flu for a few days, and hence have keep to the house, ( not that its stopped the blogging ... in fact running a high temperature and a fevered imagination makes it all easier ;-) ).

So on returning to the Shed today I noticed no internet connection. A brief bit of investigation lead to the site of a chewed bit of network cable just outside the shed. And I'm blaming the squirrels. It could have been a rat, but then the difference is just a hairy tail.

I'm starting to wonder about declaring a "War on Squirrel Terror" in our garden.

Update: A whole morning of trying to push a wire through the twin walls without electrocuting myself by drilling through the power cables ( near run thing ) has resulted in a theoretical restoration of the network. However the cable ( which has had to be shortened 0nly reaches just above the floor. I'm going to have to try an extension or a wireless router at the end.

Have used bricks and cable runs to try and protect remaining cable.

4 comments:

James Higham said...

Grey squirrel?

wildgoose said...

Join the club. I'm at home recovering from having a necrotic (dead) appendix removed. I'm a little sore...

Wyrdtimes said...

Sounds like a just war...

But remember Orwell's stark warning - "The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it".

Fail to plan - plan to fail. Preparation is everything.

Go in hard, go in fast - no mercy. This is one battle you can't afford to lose.

Strength and honour.

Man in a Shed said...

james - Oh yes they are grey all right.

Wildgoose - at least you have your book reader to keep you going ! gte well soon.

Wyrdtimes - my mother takes a how can I put this "firm" approach to Squirrels. I thought she was going a bit over the top - after all its just a few plants in her garden etc. But now they've started on my network cable I see her point.