Eastern Utah
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Friday, September 2, 2011


I have a line on a place to live, and if all goes well I'll be moving in around the 1st week in October. I decided that I will take my granddaughter's old TV since I really don't care for a flat screen that seems to be stretched wide and compressed vertically. My s-i-l tried to explain it to me but I can't get it through my head, probably because it doesn't matter to me - I just don't like it. With the TV in mind I've been looking at cable service providers and found that DirectTV seems to have the best price for the channels I want. I wish I could understand the logic, if there is any logic, behind the way the programs are placed in the packages. For example, out of 4 levels of channels, the God network appears on all four, but you have to go up to at least the second level to get the History and National Geo channels. When I found a level with music channels including my favorite Bluegrass, that settled the matter. I will have the God channel for any guest who may want to watch it, and I can watch History and Nat Geo, or crank up the bluegrass or Honky Tonk radio!

Then on to the phone service. I have always wanted to go back to a land line but it isn't easy to find that service without having to take an entire package. I was shocked to find out that so many providers give you a monthly allowance of minutes, as I thought that scam just belonged to the cell phone providers. I want to drop my cell phone service and just get a small basic phone for when I travel, maybe a pay as you go plan.

For internet I really don't know what to do. My MiFi should be adequate for the remaining year on my Verizon plan, so maybe I should just use that for the time being. I like the Verizon phone service but think I might drop it and pay the early termination fee.

When the "deal" is locked in on the lodging I will write more about it and how it dropped into my lap. The best part is that I will still be able to travel when I want and keep up with the site rent. It is not an RV or an RV park, but a 55+ community of single and double wides, and I will have a real challenge ahead to make it uniquely mine. I may even break my vow to never hold a paintbrush again!


  1. The new housing sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to hearing more about it. I hope it works out for you.
    So, now landlines have limited minutes????
    I'll keep my Verizon because with it I access the Internet. If I wasn't traveling, it would be different.

  2. My husband has a Verizon cell phone that has internet access that we can turn on or off month to month. We got it when we were on a two week trip a couple of year ago. It has been off since because we haven't traveled at all.

    I got a "Go Phpne" at Walmart a few months back. You pay for service in advance and it expires. Since I will only use it occasionally at this point I choose the $2.00 a day plan, applicable only on days you use it. If I use it once in a day it costs $2 if I used it 50 times in a day it costs $2. On days I do not make a call or receive a call it costs $0.

    The length of time it takes for the $$ to expire depends on what amount you buy at one time. It came with $15 that expired after 30 days, but if you add to it on or before the 30 days then the 44 rollover. I bought $25 at 30 days and the little I had left did roll over and was then good for 90 days.

    At 90 days, if I have any left, it can again be rolled over. I just have to keep track on my calendar.

    You can even buy $$ that are good for a year.

    It is an AT&T service phone which is good because if we couldn't get a signal with the Verison, maybe we will get it with the AT&T

  3. The "deal" sounds like something that may just be perfect for you. Sorry about the paintbrush, though. :)

  4. I got DISH and I like it. Have taken it with me on some trips. I also have a satellite radio and it stays on the blue-grass station. Same one that is on the TV music. In fact I got it on now.

  5. It's amazing what vows are broken when you come off the road!

    Congratulations on your new abode. Hope you enjoy it!