The previous blog entry (re: the new boardwalk) was first written the end of June when camp was in full session. But our WIFI was so spotty that the effort (and three subsequent ones) was lost when the service failed. Throughout the season, our connection to the big world was off and on – mostly off. Very frustrating, to say the least. (Oh! the words that were hurled at the big dish that is mounted on the west side of the dining lodge.)
Of course we called the service provider and from that first moment, their staff put us on the wrong track. They ‘pinged’ our dish on three occasions and said that it was properly positioned – almost 100% reception. So we looked for errors in all the other possible equipment components and connections. We ordered and bought two new transponders, a new modem, checked all the wiring, rigged and re-rigged the gear, and still, the service was mostly off. Yes, we had it occasionally, especially early mornings. But when it was needed, gone.
Towards the end of the season (and the end of our patience), we said ‘screw it, let’s move the dish.’ So we loosened the bolts and pushed upwards. Perfect reception. For the last week of the season!
As mentioned earlier, I had lost so many blog posts to vapors that I gave up trying from camp. Home now, settled, and off to Idaho to visit my new granddaughter, Piper Graham. So let the posts resume. I’ll get a good report out on the 2014 season very soon.
Appreciate your patience.