Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soon, But Not Yet!

We live outside of a small town. Just a couple miles. Not far, but far enough. Unfortunately, our internet connection is currently quite fickle, due to us being too far from town, among other things. The whole, "no internet" thing has been getting old, so we had DigitalPath come out to see if we could get a connection from them. A very nice guy climbed our t.v. tower in the hopes we could get decent reception up that high. Just look at him up there. What a guy! Much braver than I am. Nice looking antennae, huh? It also doubles as a roost for the Great Horned Owls that live by us.

Uh, that's way too high for this girl!!

On a side note, I found out that trees weren't the only things my kids climbed around here. Which really surprised me, since neither one was real big on climbing things. Who knows, maybe that's why? Pretty funny now! Anyway, you know what we found out? We can get reception! At least, after we take out a few trees that are in the way.

This one needs to come out, too.

And this one.

And these.
So until we cut down a bunch of trees, we're still dealing with our fickle internet.


  1. What will you do with the trees once they are cut down? In our line of work we also have problems with trees being in the way of signal senders and receivers. Normally we just trim the trees, and request the client to keep trimming the trees. This way everybody wins, no council meetings to cut down trees - so the tree stays, and high signal reception. yeah!

  2. Yikes, those look like they are really big trees! Will you and G fall them yourself or have them taken down professionally?


  3. I feel your pain. I never know if I'll even have internet access through the winter, until I get to our AZ home. Tiny town, no service providers, so it depends on whether the RV park across the street paid their Hughes Satellite bill or not! If they have, for $30 a month I can get a so-so wireless connection (they have a router that needs to be reset several times a day). There's always the library, which has their internet working about half the time, but are only open three days a week. Oh, the pain of it all!

  4. Elzaan, we will use them for firewood. We have tons of them, and are slowly taking them out to replace with a little more reasonable ornamental and fruit trees. Just looking ahead to when we are old and decrepit, and not able to take care of them properly.

    Becca, Most of them we will fall ourselves, but there are about 5 or 6 that we will be calling the pros for. Yikes is right!! Hopefully by the time you come for Thanksgiving, our internet service will be reliable. If not, you will have to talk to me with nothing else! Yikes again!!

    Granny, I guess I shouldn't complain too much! At least we don't have to rely on anybody else to make decisions for our service, even if ours is pretty bad. And here I thought we were the only ones that were in the stone age!

  5. Wow, that certainly looks like a lot of work. We have had to fell a few trees ourselves and it always make me nervous. The big ones we also leave to the professionals. It is just not worth the danger of some one getting hurt or the tree going the wrong way. But it sure is expensive in our area. Looks like you will have plenty of wood for a while.

  6. Lorie, this summer we've cut more wood than any other summer I can remember. We have so many eucalyptus trees that need to come out, we should be good for years to come! Anyway, my guys have gotten pretty good at falling the trees on our property, however, there are a few that are leaning or just really big, and for those we will be calling a pro. If it were just me, we'd be in big trouble, cause I'm the brusher, not the faller!

  7. Finally I'm catching up with your posts. I know how frustrating slow internet connection can be... I hope it works out your side when the trees are cut. All that wonderful wood for heating! :)

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