Roughing it in the Twenty First Century

Darn it!  The internet is down again!  Here I am in my air-conditioned self-contained travel trailer with electricity, cable television, even air-conditioning, and I can’t make a freaking internet connection!  I am paying top dollar at a full-service campground so I can get internet, as well as a prime weekend camping site.  At the beautiful Pennsylvania State Park, we had to drive 18 miles to a place with internet, and except for the rain and mud, we were very comfortable, but they were fully reserved for the weekend.

The problem at these full-service camp grounds, is the number of devices in the hands of everyone over the age of five.  Even with three Wi-Fi networks it is difficult to get on-line, and when you do, buffering is torturous.  This is no way to house hunt, and an even worse way to blog.  I’ve been forced to resort to using WORD!!!! This is last century stuff.

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  1. What’s wrong with Word? I use it all time.

    Problem with you old grannies and technology is you can’t see the forest for the trees 😛

    I spent 2 hours last night teaching Mum how to scan a recipe into her computer so she didn’t have paper copies everywhere only for her to tell me that when she wanted the recipe she’d turn the computer on and write it out on paper…..and they say men are difficult 😛

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      1. Being technical support for my family for the last 25 years has been the worst technical support role I’ve ever had 🙂

        But WordPress is a blog, Word is a word processor, they essentially do two different core things. You’re not going to type your daily diary in WordPress. Word is a powerful tool when used right, and just like everything Microsoft have made has made me a lot of money over the years as a certified MS engineer so I’ll happily defend the money making monopoly. 🙂


  2. Hi: Enjoyed your post and having traveled several times a year to visit the kids and grandkids, I know what you mean about the feeling when you get to a site that doesn’t have Internet service. If you don’t mind my asking – where in PA are you planning on moving to – why do I ask – because we are doing something different this year – we live in FL but are planning on spending the summer in PA and may soon be in your position…… where the Internet availability isn’t the best. Anyway, just wanted to say hi – love reading your posts – and wish you luck in your house hunting search.


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