Monday, May 9, 2016
Snail Mail and internet
You asked, so I will tell you!
Some folk are still curious and ask how we do the internet and get our mail on the road. We are on the road many months out of the year so we use a mail service. About every two weeks we call for our mail to be sent General Delivery to a PO nearby. 2-3 days later we have our mail. Since we pay the postage for the re-mailing we really do not like to get magazines nor catalogs. Like many folk we now have most of our regular bill drafted so we will not be late on payments, we hate to be late for any payment we owe.
There are times a Florida address gives us trouble, but usually Sherry can explain it to our doctors and businesses in North Carolina. Fortunately with the cell phones now, the Doctor's office will call to remind you of appointments. I know we are an exception and most folk who send letters, Christmas Cards or Birthday cards do not understand we may not get the card or letter in the time frame the sender may expect. We do remind folk, but it does not always register with a business.
The internet is a larger problem because we connect via Cell/Broadband and it is too slow to download a video, and I do not know what ‘streaming’ is. But I am told that we cannot ‘stream’. I seldom play a video because it starts and stops as it is down loaded. I do not understand video formats, but some download faster than others. The same with pictures, many times I get little blocks instead of the intended picture.
None of the problems will cause us to stop traveling, but I do tell Sherry I will enjoy ‘really fast’ internet if we ever have it on a land line.
Speaking of traveling. We have not decided where or when we will go, BUT WE WILL GO!
But, but it will be after Sherry’s next planning session for her upcoming 60th High School reunion.
A 1941 Plymouth P/U and a 1941 Studebaker