I have been complaining and whining about my slow and sporadic internet connection via air card. While I’m sure it has something to do with location, I believe I found a partial fix for it, accidently. I thought I needed an updated map and info for my GPS so I bought a cord this afternoon to connect the GPS to my computer. When I inserted the USB into the slot next to my aircard, a message appeared on the screen to the effect “Why in the world are you using that slow slot – there are all these slots that are much faster on your machine. Use one of them.” Aha, I began to wonder if maybe my aircard was suffering from the slow-slot syndrome. (Say that 3 times fast!) So I unplugged my usb’s for the keyboard and mouse from the back of the computer and into the front, switching the aircard and GPS usb’s to the back. Voila! So far my connection and speed have greatly improved, and I don’t notice any difference in the keyboard or mouse. I still get messages that I’m not connected to the internet when I can look at the air card software screen and see that I am indeed connected, but things look a little better which is all I can hope for.
After all that,I connected to Garmin to find out they want $70 for an updated map! No way am I going to spring $70 for something I’m not even sure I need.
I found a little bakery today and bought a loaf of Italian bread plus a cherry coffee cake which they put into a box and tied with string. I could have cried I got so homesick for the old bakeries in Cincinnati. The bread sure beats anything at a supermarket bakery, and I’m now chowing down on some yummy coffee cake.
While in one of the stores today I heard a weather report for snow. I sure hope that station was coming from up north such as the Adirondacks, or even Montreal. I don’t want to see snow this year.