This had always been a problem with connecting through the RV park, as they have had a wonky router from day one. It normally had to be reset several times a day, so I just had to wait it out. This time I waited, and waited and waited. I finally composed my blog off line. But......it never came back on. I began blaming the monstrosity next door (the one I blog about below). Could it be deflecting my wireless signal? After all, I can't connect if my aluminum mini-blinds are shut, so what could a giant metal structure do to it? I decided to put the laptop in the pickup, and drive around the neighborhood to check out reception in other spots. As I was leaving the driveway, I saw Kolby, the keeper of the service, leaving his house, so I rolled down the window and waved at him. He hollered "HI! The internet is down!". Well, that means losing it just as the roof went on the monstrosity was just a fluke. Kolby said he bought a new router, with a signal booster, and would work on installing it that afternoon.
This morning I once again have wireless internet service. Better than normal, as I'm actually sitting in the living room at my desk, where I could never before get reception. So.....let's get Friday's blog published, shall we?
December 17, 2010 -
I was rudely awakened at 6:45 this morning, by two men in a big truck, unloading building supplies in the alley, right outside my bedroom window. The neighbors were having a carport, or maybe I should call it a motor home port, built. This is a huge structure, people! When we bought our place seven years ago, there was just a small park model trailer behind us, and we had a pretty good view of the Plomosa Mountains to the west. The new buyers, lovely people and good friends, soon replaced the park model with a brand spanking new mobile home. Our view of the mountains became slightly diminished at that time, but even more so when they had a large garage built between their house and our shared alley. Now they've added the ginormous carport and......well, let a picture say a thousand words about our former mountain view.
I'm thinking of projecting movies onto the side of the carport, and charging admission to park in our driveway. Of course, I'll be selling popcorn.
If that doesn't melt an old Granny's heart, nothing will.