I know the title of the post is a little strange, or a lot strange, but I am excited! I love my house and my property but it doesn't have internet up there. Well, the internet is everywhere what I am missing is an internet service provider to allow me to get online. Of course there is dial- up but when you have been using high speed as long as I have, I don't think I could actually stand the speed of dial-up. After dial-up the next thing available is satellite, but do you have any idea how much that costs? Minimum is $99 per month not including installation charges. I heard from some of the people up there that to get a decent speed on the satellite service, they are paying over $200 a month. Are you kidding me?
This one guy who lives in the subdivision full-time started talking to Comcast and keep going until he found someone who would look at our area. Then that person left. And he tried again and found another person and then they left... so he tried again and emailed a bunch of us to see if we would be interested in calling Comcast as well. About 15 to 20 of us did but they kept saying no. While I was on vacation and trying out a new restaurant, some of the locals there were discussing a new internet start-up using the radio tower system. He is a local guy and just getting started but I got online and found him as soon as I got back to Walnut Creek. He couldn't help me because his towers need line-of-sight and they can't see me but I told him the story. That we have a group of owners looking for internet and after I told the group about him, they all called him. So now.. he has a map where he could put his towers and I sent it to the group. The owners of the land that is useable said, sure do it... so I have hope again. If I want to live their full-time and make money from the property, I have to have internet. Will let you know!
I like to make soups because they can use all sorts of leftovers bits and pieces and once you get the basic method down, they are really easy. Today I made butternut squash soup with sweet potatoes, carrots and ginger. The basic recipe is below for you to try.