Friday, August 1, 2014


[8/2:  This post is now redundant because I finally got the Cedar Breaks one published, which includes the paragraphs below.]

I've had a post on Cedar Breaks ready that would have been up days ago but for the completely inadequate internet here. HH and I had been doing very well at Petrified Forest with a Verizon add-on through a third party that gave us decent service. Well, that requires actual Verizon service and to that the North Rim says Ha!, so we had a satellite dish installed behind the house and thought we were covered, but it works when and how fast it wants to. 

We can get only 10 gigs a month, daytime, and another 10 at night which is defined as something like 2am-8am. If we use up the 10 daytime gigs we're not cut off but it slows to less than dial-up speed for those of you who remember that (and remember how we thought that was the cat's meow, just to have internet?). The night gigs are supposed to remain at full speed even if we go over but there's not a lot of interneting going on during those hours anyway. Even when I do work at that time it doesn't seem any better than mid-day. If there's a cloud in the sky somewhere in Arizona or if the wind blows or if a tree drops a needle, service slows. I couldn't get any work done on the blog because, I admit it, I don't have the patience to wait 3 or 4 minutes for a photo to upload and then be told over and over that my Save isn't working. 

I've been gone a couple of days and returned with the hope that whatever was holding up my ability to publish would have resolved itself, but I'm still having the same problems. I'm working on it, meaning I keep trying the same things over and over to get it to work but keep getting the same results. Isn't that the definition of insanity?