'Emails' from Mol's laptop - remote working
These Emails were written by Mol Smith to friends and associates during the week October 15th 1999 to October 22nd 1999.They form a 'field-record' of events which took place near Chelsham, on the Surrey, Kent, borders - England. Not all were received. I have indicated those emails written, and found on the recovered lap-top, which Mol was unable to send due to exhausted power supplies.Where he mentions digital 'stills' or 'video', I have linked to these from the email accounts!
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Day  1
October 15th 1999
Day 1 - Friday 15th October 1999  
To friends.  


My emails may be a bit shorter than usual. I am away camping with Larry and
Vanessa. They had this notion about getting away from civilization for a 
break. I've had a tough time these last 5 months - so when they rang and 
invited me along, I thought hey... why not. So here I am in these woods 
under canvas and with my cameras, cell phone, lap-top and a few spare 

I set up a program at home on my PC so I could communicate with it to a 
limited degree via my lap-top and cell phone. Mark is handling the business 
side for a week or so. I should be able to receive your emails but there 
might be some glitches or delays in answering. First time I've tried this 
remote working stuff. 

I have my night-vision camera with me too, and bought a more powerful 
infra-red light a few weeks back, so it should be fun 
going out in the dark and filming some of the local animals at night. 

Its pretty cold here. First frost of the year in our neck of England. 
Vanessa & Larry say the woods are haunted and they insist on reading stories 
to me from the old books they brought with them about this area. Something 
about witches and all that rubbish. I think they are just tying to spook me 

Larry's about to break open the beer and I need to preserve my batteries. If 
you get a moment please just write back and confirm you got my email. I got 
one earlier from Marls which proves my PC at home is at least intercepting 
my pop mail box at pre-programmed times and storing my mails locally. If it 
fails to work as planned  for the week,  I'm snookered because I never got 
time to set up my email accounts directly on the lap-top. Only got pc-pc 
commas going... just... before I left. Not certain how long the batteries 
will hold out. We got a lift here so no car or anything to use for charging 
up etc. 

Time for a beer and then bed. There's a very ancient Norman church close-by 
so we are going to check that out in the morning. Hope you are all enjoying 
your nice warm beds tonight. Larry has Vanessa - but I'm on my own. Didn't 
even think to bring my own sleeping bag so I have the old and somewhat worn 
spare one. 

I'll try and keep in contact. 



Friday 15th 11.10 pm 

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