Maybe I should just make a blanket statement: If you don’t ever hear from me again, don’t worry! Seriously, here’s yet another internet warning that I may have intermittent internet troubles for a while.
We’ve had two internet services almost since we moved here, paid dearly for those two services ($60/month for one and $50/month for one as I recall). Probably six months ago, our friends, Ann and Bob, told us about an internet service from a company about 40 or 45 miles from here that supplies internet to a couple of businesses in town and they have a booster on Ann and Bob’s radio tower. So, we signed up with them and they’ve been dependable and fast so just last week, we cancelled our second service and now we have just one reliable service. We were very happy.
But, when Bob and Ann’s house burned yesterday, the power was cut off to that booster so there went our internet! When the internet guy showed up at the scene of the fire, I said “Hey! What about me?” No, I didn’t say that but I did ask him what they were going to do. He said that until they can get a new pole with new electrical service run, they’re going to have to keep that booster going by using a generator. And, since they’re 40 or 45 miles from here and since the generator has to be filled every 18 to 20 hours (we hope), I volunteered Vince to keep the thirsty generator filled with gasoline.
So, if I don’t have internet, you can blame Vince! 🙂
Seriously, it does feel a bit like Green Acres out here . . having to put fuel in the generator so we can have internet. But, it’s still better than living in town and having close neighbors, horns honking, stereos booming and whatever else goes along with city living.