Anticipating a Good Week
We arrived home from our trip and the service was not working. I checked several items, phoned for service, spoke with a pleasant and highly-trained man in India and learned several things from his expertise. In the end he opened a service request and we are waiting for call from someone local (i.e. within 200 miles) who will repair the system in a week or so.
We obtain service via satellite and it appears the electronic components on the antenna have failed. Winter-before-last we didn't have service on cold mornings with the temperature near zero. After the sun warmed the antenna the service returned. I removed a cosmetic plastic piece to enable the sun to warm the parts directly and service returned more quickly on cold mornings. I couldn't find a quick or simple solution to the current problem.
Actually, other than having to pay a few hundred dollars to get the antenna repaired, I'm glad this has happened. It's good to be reminded of life before the Internet. Today I accomplished more work than I would have since coming in to take a break generally involved checking email ad browsing news stories. Today I worked around the yard, had coffee and talked with Julie during a break and went back to work sooner. Definitely pleasant!
During the coming week I hope to find the time to write something that requires a little thought, something more than quick thoughts and accompanying photos.
This week without Internet service should be interesting, entertaining and helpful in remembering the things that are important in life.