Friday, August 1, 2014

Internet dependent

(Pictures from the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, IN)


We have driven from San Diego to Nova Scotia,  Key West to Alaska then two or three trips circling the USA.  Over  time our communications have improved consistently. Originally we used pay phones and lots of change. Then to calling cards, followed by the bag phone then on to the small cell phones and finally the computer online  thru Verizon cells.


Very few places have we been with NO communications. With the advent of the net we not only keep in contact with family, but hundreds of friends over the country; NOW there is where the rub comes in. We actually enjoy it.  We NEVER watch TV, but are in front of these monitors many hours a day. They have become our lives, methinks.


No service is bad and good. With no service (which is very very seldom) we just forget it and get outside and enjoy life as we did before the net.  Sorta like after a big storm when you are without power, everything gets quiet, and once you settle to the fact there will be no power for a day or days, you  start to enjoy family time. It is a blessing in disguise. As Friend Jimmy said once, “After the hurricane I found out there were some little short people in the house, and learned their names.”


BUT when the connections to the net are off and on, I mean on sometimes for 30 seconds or ten minutes.  You sit here and continue to try to make contact.  I find myself typing an answer to an e-mail and look-up at the screen and I have typed NOTHING!

I click to see a video and MAYBE if I am lucky in 5 minutes it will start.  Or I think of something I want to search, and get “ERROR 405” or “ERROR No DATA LOADED”. Or the one that got me was “YOU ARE USING A STALE NSD” or something.


In other words I sit here and try to live as I normally do, and it ain’t happening. I make comments on FB and blogs, some go, some do not. Funny, one Forum I frequent, some of the best discussions in awhile have been active and I cannot get in to leave my wisdom, hahahahaha. Friend Bonnie, of ‘Organic Discourse’ who comments here is also on one forum. I read her stuff as she engaged ‘a sort of a strange fellow’ and I wanted to say ATTA BOY GIRL several times and it just died.


Anyway, that is the situation here. We are close to a couple interstates, that usually guarantees good service, but not this time.

Thanks for reading this silly stuff, if it gets on the net.

Nite shipslog


Life is still good, we plan to drive out and do some tourist stuff. Look at the country side and in general do something DIFFERENT, enjoy a long ride together. Winking smile



More from the Studebaker Museum


Rose said...

Loved the Studebaker Museum. I remember one of my brother's owned a Studebaker and taught me how to drive in it.

Yes, it is great that you can keep in touch with family and friends via the Internet.

Some days, it's also nice to be away from it for a while too.

Hugs, to my favorite couple!

jack69 said...

This is my favorite error message, and the most recieved:

Stale DNS Detected ?????? HA!

Elizabeth said...

I am back on the blogs and trying to catch up, looks like you and Sherry are having a wonderful time!

Paula said...

What I think is really nice about communication is service men and women being able to have closer contact to their families without having to write a letter every day. Have fun playing the tourist.


My godparents are in a Studebaker Club. I know what you mean about internet connections when you travel. Believe me when I tell you they are no better in a motel/hotel.

betty said...

We get so spoiled with the technology we have and the way we keep in touch with people these days. The few times our internet service goes down, I'm at loss with myself trying to figure out what to do, and of course I'm never happy when it goes out when I'm working since I depend on it for my work :)


Rick Watson said...

A local guy that owned a lumber company bought an Alvanti. I thought that was one of the most awesome cars I'd ever seen.

As to connectivity, Jilda and I went on a cruise last year and I felt disconnected. I know it was probably good to get away from it, but it was a big adjustment.

shirl72 said...

We were members of the Antique Studebaker Club, we had 6 from 1938 to 1964. I wish I had kept the Isetta. It is an interesting car with the door in the front. When you opened it the steering wheel comes out with the door. The motor is an airplane motor and over the right fender.

I could have tooled around in Belmont. It has a sunroof.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm thinking you have a lot of patience to preservere and get a post in everyday even when the conditions are aggravating. I hope you both enjoy the sights around there and have a super Saturday!