Finally, after a month, we got our internet hooked up today. It is like Christmas Day again, unwrapping everything stored up inside my little computer.
Long story short, towers are important in receiving the signals and trees should not be in the way ! And, when in the country, cable is not out here, so satellite is the only option.
We had satellite at our other location so no big deal. We were supposed to get our internet hooked up two weeks ago, but the installer came out and a hedgerow of trees was blocking the signal from the house, so he walked the property and found the closest visible tower and the preferred location of the dish. In the meantime, we had to hire someone to come out and lay the cables and install a post so he could hang the small dish on it today with a clear view to the tower. Needless to say, it has been like being in isolation without access to tv, land line phone and internet. We finally got a high def tv antenna to get some channels while waiting for internet. The phone company is sending someone out from the engineering department to see if it is feasible for them to run phone lines from their station a mile away. We are not “smart” phone users, but we may need to get acquainted with that tool as it can come in handy with various apps we could use, and especially use it for our own security set up and monitoring that our internet tech guy suggested we look into.
Anyway, it is New Year’s Eve 2013 and we are exactly where we hoped to be, so who am I to complain? Looking ahead to 2014 and getting this place organized and prettied up a bit: shade trees, gardens, flowers, chickens.