(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.
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.
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