It’s all about the speed

My Internet connection is Wireless, it’s pretty quick, but when I try to watch videos, oy, those can be painful sometimes.  I’ve been doing some investigating of my options this week, and found that I could switch to a faster wireless option for only $5 more per month.  From 256k to 512k.  Wheeeeeeeeeeeee………..I can definitely tell a difference, and it is totally worth the extra bucks.

I do have another option:  1.5Mbps DSL, for about the same price that I’m paying now (and only $10 more after the first year…), but that would work switching to a different company, and even though the techy geeky part of me is screaming “OMG that’s almost the speed of a T-1 line” the more practical side of me is saying “Yes, but you’d lose the awesome customer service you get from the current provider (it’s our local utility company and the guy that runs the network will come to my house whenever I need him to check on something…”

While speed counts for a lot, customer service counts, too.  So, I guess it isn’t ALL about the speed.  I’ll try this for a couple of weeks and than make a final decision.

And if your eyes glazed over at all of that, I apologize.

Speed also counts when you are sledding:


Mark and the boys went out to the farm several times in February to sled on the really humongous piles of snow that Grandpa had created whilst plowing.  It really entertained me that so many of the shots of Will had him smiling for the camera at just the right spot.  In theory, you should be able to click on the layout to view it larger.  I’m trying something different with how the photos are uploaded.

This layout was created using a template from Jen Caputo, and papers by Amanda McGee and Amanda Sok.  I really liked the really graphic look of having it on the solid white background, so I left that, rather than trying to add another paper element to the layout.

Here’s a shot of the hill of snow, so you can get some perspective.  This was taken  February 23.  Thankfully, the weather has been warm enough that a lot of our snow is gone, baby, gone.  Of course:  there is a 70% chance of snow on Thursday/Friday.  Doesn’t Mother Nature know that the calendar says Spring is supposed to start on Thursday???





  1. Screen door says:

    I’ll give up cable television but NEVER give up high speed internet… little things to never take for granted. It’s still winter in our neck of the woods too. It’s kind of hard looking at all the ‘springtime’ photos around the world, but I know once the weather gets nice, I’ll be outside instead of quilting…it’s about the only thing that gets me through.

  2. Vicki W says:

    Mother Nature has no humor for your silly calendar! She likes showing that she’s the Queen of all the world!
    I love my DSL! We are with Embarq and the service is terrific.

  3. Michele says:

    Maybe Will was having so much fun that he could not wipe the smile off his face!

    After we had our coolest summer for many years, we have had some of the the hottest days since Autumn began on March 1. Go figure. I love the photo of the barns in the snow. What is not to like about that, huh? LOL, I know, too much of a good thing.

    You should hear me b1tch about the heat when summer is really hot. I just can’t stand it. I mean you still can’t go anywhere or do anything, it is too hot. You can’t touch the steering wheel in the car, and the air con won’t cool it for 20 minutes, Can’t even go swimming because it is too hot.

    In Adelaide, they have had a record number of days in a row over 35C. Sydney missed out on this, and I am so grateful for that.

  4. ragsnquilts says:

    Speed is good. I have service thru comcast and it is lightning fast…though some things when I’m on my laptop with our household wireless can be a little slower.

    More snow? I can’t believe Mother nature can’t read the calender! Spring comes at 1:48 this morning…so the snow should GO AWAY! you are a strong woman putting up with all that snow for so long!

    Come here for a rest…no snow…I promise!

  5. Jorja says:

    OMG Suzanne! I’ll be needing a complete history of that wonderul old house; when was it built, by whom, has it always been in the family, did you grow up there?

    I grew up in a farmhouse that was built before the Revolutionary War and have ZERO interest in contemporary building – zilch, none, nada, but these old beauties can put me in a swoon. MORE INFO NEEDED! Better still, MORE PICTURES!

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