Monday, December 14, 2009

We decided to put up our internet satellite from Hughsnet. We are currently using our Verizon aircard, but we are getting close to our 5 gig limit. We had put our Hughsnet system ‘on vacation’ while we were at the river site in Indiana because we had no place to set the dish where we could get a signal (too many trees)! So, it has been awhile since we have gone through the set up procedure. We had a few technical glitches, but I finally got through that and gave DH the numbers he needed to set the dish. DH pulled the tripod from the basement and was positioning it. I was getting the dish and the LMB out when I realized we were missing a very important part. I don’t know what to call it, but basically you attach the dish and the LMB to it and then to the tripod. I could not find it anywhere. DH and I searched the entire basement and no luck. We finally decided that we must have left it behind in Indiana. As I’m sure you all know, the longer you stay in one place....the more you s-p-r-e-a-d out! We were at the river for about 6 mons. There is a small cabin on the property and we tend to store some of our bulky items there. More than likely, that is where the missing satellite part is now residing. Luckily, my brother (who resides in Indiana) is coming to Florida next week for the holidays. We gave him a call and he is going to see if he can locate the missing part and bring it down to us. Till the missing part arrives, we will have to be a little careful with our internet usage.

The day was not a total Aunt called and invited us over for a late lunch. We went and my Uncle even took us out on his boat. It was beautiful.....we even saw two cruise ships leaving port. The skies were bright blue with those big puffy clouds close to the horizon and the seas were calm. By the time we arrived back at the marina, the sun was melting away into the horizon.....another beautiful sight! DH and I stood arm and arm watching the sun disappear. It was the perfect ending to a not so perfect day........


  1. We leave that part attached to the dish,never remove it. It's probably more awkward but we find it easier.

  2. Don't you just hate it when you can't find what you want...But sounds like your day was full of fun anyways... Have a great day & Travel Safe!

  3. Maybe you can go to library, so as not to use your computer to look at this handy homemade dish set up, as there are pictures. You can buy the PVC parts cheaply for it, and it would tide you over. It is very handy in windy conditions, and stores easily.
    Happy Trails, Penny.

  4. Did you leave your camera in Indiana?? Why no pictures of the boat it a secret?? Is you uncle in the witness protection program??

  5. What a bummer it is when you discovering you are missing a critical part. Hope you get it back soon.


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