Howdy, WG2E folks!
It’s been an interesting few days here on the ol’ cattle farm.
On the bright side, our cows have started calving. Of course, that means cute little baby calves running around the pasture (always a good thing).
As lovely as it is to look out the window or walk amongst our bovine pals, living out in the boonies can have some less than stellar side effects now and again. Namely, our occasonally limited ability to access the interwebs.
For the most part, we have pretty good access out here. But for the last week, we went from 90% of the time online to 90% of the time offline. After many phone calls, I finally got a technician to come out Tuesday afternoon. He made an adjustment, telling me that it must have been a strong gust of wind that had made our connection so tenuous.
This newbie author had much internal rejoicing about having his lifeline restored. The technician left not long after the snow started falling in earnest. As I was feeding hay to the cows, I watched as a blanket of wet snow covered everything in sight. It occurred to me that our interwebs, so recently reestablished, might be smothered by the snow. We’re getting dumped on.
It’s amazing how much we’ve come to rely upon our connection to the WWW. I know that I have.
As I began writing this post, I still had a connection. Since then, the snow has covered our ISPs apparatus outside and killed our connection. It is now after 3:00 AM. I’m preparing to go outside to climb part way up our old TV tower to which our internet thingy is attached and rock it back and forth to shake off the snow. If you are reading this, then I was successful in my endeavor.
If not. Well… Hopefully they’ll find me when the snow melts.
How about you, WG2E peeps? How much do you rely upon your connection to the internet? Have you been unable to get online when you really needed to? I know most of you don’t live in the boonies, but I had to ask. How much did it suck…or not?