I do not know what is going on but I am obviously jinxed when it comes to Internet service, providers and reception.
In Del Rio we do not have many Wi-Fi locations. Even the local library does not have a very good signal. On my last three visits I have barely been able to answer a few comments and then it goes away.
I must say the people that work there have been very helpful, even helping me debug my computer but the lack of reception is something that happens to almost everyone and they are aware of the problem.
If I use their computers I am limited to one 30 minute session per day. If it is not crowded...which is never the case...you are allowed two sessions. However, you are not allowed to upload photos to Photobucket so how can I add them to my post? Who wants to read a blog without pictures? Especially when it comes to the Chili Cook-off :(
I had enough of not even being able to read my e-mails, so late Friday I bit the bullet and though I hate the word...I committed...to a two-year contract on a hot spot.
Thought it would be great, I would no longer have to make the trip into town or fight the expansion project currently underway at the library. It took me HOURS to do the last post. I was barely getting two bars and then it would drop to one.
It never dawned on me that because of our physical location (very close to Mexico) and lack of towers in this area...I would have the same problem I did when I had Cricket as my ISP. Worked like a charm when I was in town but not at my mother's house!
Just like with Cricket, I am currently blogging from the kitchen. It was a later addition and does not have the rock exterior that gives me one bar if I am blogging from my bedroom. Like Billy Bob would say...this sucks!
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.