Rural Satellite Service Through Hughesnet in Michigan

They should have a sign at the top of the hill out where we live. It should advise of the end of normal Twentieth Century data conveniences. Once you pass the stop sign leading down into the valley, the cable TV and cable Internet stop. DSL is slow because of old infrastructure, and we all know that dial-up, even if you can get it, is worthless for today’s high speed Internet. That is why we use Hughesnet in Michigan where we live. The satellite dish both sends and receives signals making it easy to have broadband Internet where there is no other broadband service.

You might be saying to yourself how we could use our cellular provider’s data plans. Well, that would be good if we had cell signal in the valley. To make a cellular call I have to stand next to the dining room window in a precise spot without moving. Otherwise I lose the call. Texts come in and get out sporadically too. The only option for good Internet connectivity was to get Hughesnet in Michigan. Continue reading Rural Satellite Service Through Hughesnet in Michigan

Working on a Renovation Plan

At this stage in the game we are just looking and planning. It is a numbers game and we are sort of arguing about where the priorities should be. Of course I am thinking that I want to do the kitchen sooner rather than later. Kate sort of found this place that has tempered glass shower doors in Essex county NJ and she has decided that she has to have this particular thing. Of course this is not just any random shower door. It is is something rather fancy. I have never seen one like it and the guy at the shop said it was a Euro something I think. Maybe he said it was a Euro roller, I do not know exactly what they call it. It is pretty nice and it is not going to be very easy to put it it in from what it appears to me.

This is a big piece of tempered glass which is probably six feet high, three feet wide and a quarter of an inch thick. Continue reading Working on a Renovation Plan