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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Down In the Boondocks...

Well, sort of..... we're out in SW Texas... gate guarding.  The phone system of choice here is AT&T, which is great for phone service.  But our internet service is on Millicom which uses Verizon...  and the reception for that is practically zero.  We're barely able to use our internet... as Bill says, it's worse than the dial-up system we used 20 years ago.

The birding here is pretty good...  gate guarding isn't as boring as we thought it might be.  Yeah, there is a lot of dust at times, but hey.... it's a new adventure.

I haven't been able to post a blog for a week.  I have been able to read a few blogs, but getting the photos takes forever.  This post is gonna be short...  after a week of frustration using the other laptop, I resorted to my old one, and ... would you believe?  I can get on using it.  But... now I have to see if I can send it.

So...  I hope to keep up but...  we'll see.

That's All For Today!

16 comments:

  1. Have fun on your latest adventure!

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  2. Houston to gate guard: are you there? Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  3. I've met quite a few full time RV's as they move about and do a volunteer stint in these parts. You must be a hardy soul, always making new friends. I envy you that.

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  4. Hey, it worked! Frustrating that with all our technology that these wireless internet providers can't talk to each other. Should be basic infrastructure it seems to me, like electricity. Seems as though wherever we are in the country we get electricity at a speed which will at least run the toaster.

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  5. I hope you'll continue to be able to post this adventure. Will you be there through June?

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  6. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this latest adventure. We're planning our summer RV adventures now. Maybe this year, since the spouse will retire in June, we can head south when it get cold in Oregon.

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  7. Good to hear from you..
    Hope the old computer and internet continue to work so we can see the birds!

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  8. Can you use your AT&T phone as a hotspot to get on the internet. I pay $29 a month to do that, and do not have a separate internet router anymore.

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  9. I'm wondering where is the gate and why does it need to be guarded? I think I may have missed something.

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  10. It sounds like you're having a great time even though the internet is a bummer.

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  11. What about a booster or antenna for your router--or do you all ready have both?? :))

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  12. I look forward to your ability to post stories and photos easily again. (But probably not as much as you look forward to it!)

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  13. We use both an external antenna and a booster on our aircards. It is sometimes the difference between pretty decent service and none at all. Good luck!!

    Mark

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  14. Bummer on the reception issues, but I hope everything else is good. Get out the ole deck of cards - or the Yahtzee game. Kindle? How long are you going to be there?

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  15. Hahahaa I'm with Ms. Sparrow.... I know ol West Texas .... drove through for the 917th time coming back ... oh, me. anxious to learn where exactly you are.

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  16. I’d like to visit your blog extra usually
    however these days it seems to be taking eternally to return up.
    I go to from work, and our connection there may be pretty good.

    Do you think the problem could possibly be on your end?


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