Today, it’s raining on this mountain top. I guess winter is setting in. Yesterday, I called a local computers-R-US technician to ask if he could help me find a way either to plug this Verizon Broadband PC5740 card into a router so I could broadcast the internet connection from the one corner of the house (where it is the strongest) to the other corner of the house (where I need it) or to help me figure out if I could use my laptop as the router and log into the laptop from the desktop. When I told him where I was located (because he wanted to know why I wasn’t getting a cable internet connection), he said: “Oh, poor you. You are stuck on the top of Sonoma Mountain without any high speed. Must suck to be you.” No sympathy from Joe. But he is (or was) trying to help me find a solution.
Yes. I guess, it sucks to be me. I have an incredible place to stay while I sort my life out, except, I can’t seem to get high speed internet access. Well. I am investigating all kinds of solutions for high speed right now because it took me 2 hours the other morning to pay my bills over dial up (it should have taken ten minutes). I’m now investigating cellular amplifiers and maybe, if worst comes to worst, satellite. Joe gave me a lead on HughesNet. I have yet to follow it up.
Winter is setting in though. And I’m guessing that most of my Canadian readers will say: “Winter!! A bit of rain and you think its winter??? You gotta get out of California girl. Reality check: A bit ‘o rain doth not a winter make. Come back and spend a few months in -30 C and see how you feel about winter.”
And I’m thinking about it. Really. My main problem is though I don’t know what I would do if I moved back to Canada. How would I pay my bills and stuff? I’m pretty frustrated here in CA. I think I just have to make a decision. I have a flight home on 15 Dec. Maybe, I’ll just stay in the Yukon. Life could be worse I guess.