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When we describe where we live, everyone assumes it is idyllic. Don’t get us wrong, we love living here, but there are things that you have to learn to live with. Unpaved roads. Mud and rock slides. Electricity that works MOST of the time. And a lack of broadband internet. Cable modems and DSL are simply not options. Satellite internet is the only possible broadband option.
If you google satellite internet, you discover there are only a few options for home users (i.e., avoiding spending a few thousand dollars a month). Our first satellite internet provider was fine when it worked, but it took three attempts to get it installed (the first two times, the installer never showed up). And then, after a couple of years of service, the equipment broke down and we were told it would take 6 weeks for a repair person to show up. We cancelled the service.
Since then, we have been working with laptop cell phone technology. The company we picked is the ONLY cell phone provider who’s signal actually reaches the house. Some of the time, it is actually a 3G signal. Not a lot, but some.
So yesterday, we had a new satellite internet provider installed. This blog is being written on that signal. May the signal last!
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Like our communication theme today? Well, the last part of communication is talking to other pet blogs. Today is Pet Blogger Hop day. Review the list below, go exploring for other blogs, and hop around the web. Oh, and make sure you join as well.
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This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features
Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.
Way Back Wednesday
Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,500 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.
Lots of snow, lots of rain, muddy roads, four-wheel drive, and an open jeep window. This is when a dog should not hold their head out of the window, as demonstrated by Natasha and Kodiak as they show off their Mud Freckles.