After nearly a month of successfully using our satellite dish to connect to the Internet, I wasn’t prepared for what happened when we got to Tucson.
Despite working to acquire a signal for nearly 2 days (multiple restarts and calls to support), Ed couldn’t get a lock on the satellite.
Although we could get free WiFi at Starbucks with a 10 minute drive, I was surprised at how bereft I felt not having the connection available in the RV.
Hmmm… does that make me lazy? Spoiled? Addicted?
I guess it’s a combination of the all three.
I’m not keen to spend an hour or two at Starbucks answering support emails when I usually can do that from the comfort of my mobile office with its incredible view.
And with a Type A personality, addiction is probably the primary reason I feel completely disconnected and immobilized.
Without access to the Internet, all the questions that get Googled in an average day are going unanswered.
Questions such as “what kind of cactus is that?“, “are there poisonous spiders and snakes hanging around in January?” and “are those killer rabbits?“. You know, the stuff you really need to know before venturing into the desert.
So here I sit in my office – no answers and thus no movement.
Someone PLEASE send me a signal! 🙂
Follow up. After writing the above, I gathered up some courage and ventured out with Jasper to brave the bunnies for a couple of hours. We lived.
When we returned, Ed was still working on the connection, so I went and took a look at the situation.
Five minutes after asking him “whether the purple cable should in fact be connected to the other purple cable“, we had access to the Internet again.
Fortunately, I’d wasted all my pent up energy on the walk, so Ed too will live… this time. 🙂