Saturday, February 6, 2016
This danged internet
This looks like our first RV but we had a red one.
On the road, of course, we cannot have a cable connection for the internet. We depend on cell towers. There are places we have bad ‘cell’ connection, but at least we do have some. At our present location staying connected is tough. We are on about one to three minutes and off from one to five minutes. It makes it hard to get the news, communicate, comment, read blogs or participate in forums.
I just told Sherry, "If we ever have a cable connection, we won’t know how to act. ;-) ." We have always been on the internet using cell towers, we have never had cable.
The MG and a Crosley wagon.
I learned to hook a lap top up to the net through our ‘flip phone’. At the time, our cell program gave unlimited minutes after 9PM, so we were on the net always at night. We upgraded years later to a ‘card’, which we now use. The card is like the cell phone but dedicated to a computer’s use. The ‘card’ actually has a phone number.
One of our little Metros, the corner of Mark's TR6 showing. Below is a picture of a Packard Sheila sent me from the Raleigh area of North Carolina.
Right now I am off-line doing this blog entry on my word processor. I will copy and paste it to Blogger without any pictures and hope I stay on line long enough to get a ‘foot in the door’ so to speak. Then If I add pictures I will try to squeeze them in while the system is on line.
It is frustrating, but I am a hooked victim of the internet. I must have it. Or that is what I think.
Shirl's first car.
Aboard ship to use a cell phone or any part of the internet, you must pay, I am a cheap skate so we declined. Funny I missed you guys’ blogs, but I did not miss the other parts of the net.
Let me say while I am here, any writer wants to be read. All bloggers want to be read and try to figure a way to interest folks to 'stay tuned'. I have come to the conclusion a good blog entry is from 200-600 words. (Paula is always short and 'sweet') That is my opinion. When I had a journal at times I wrote 2000 words, heck that is a chapter in my books. My average is 400 now and I try to cut it down, but I am too long winded. ha! (sorry)
IN the 1950's the Corvette, most every kids dream car.
PS: The card is expensive, it along with phones brings us a monthly bill of $200+. What does it run on a cable at your home? Just curious because we won't be on the road forever.
President Roosevelt's Plymouth, it was rigged so all controls could be done by hand, since he had very little use of his legs due to Polio, I think.
What it feel like in central Florida today!