Is it Over?

Holidays: Holidays, are they done for a while? Oh good!!! Sometimes there is way to much of a good thing 🙂

Blogging: I am starting back blogging today but it might be a bit before I get on track with photos and such. I will at least say Hello and Night Folks each day 🙂 Hey, that is the best I can do for now, LOL.

Texting: Over the last year I have just started to do a little texting … why you ask? Well, seems like over the last year I have run into people who want to do it. Most of the folks I know are older like myself and didn’t want to text, but that seems to be changing a little. What made me think of this is that I just got a text form an old friend that I know just hates anything Smartphone, so if he is willing to texts than it must be catching on with us old folk! Right Barry? LOL.

Firefox: I have always use private browser mode in Firefox but I have learned about an extension Mult-Account Containers that I like even better than private tabs. The extension seems to isolate tabs better when putting tabs in their own container. One of the best things about this is that I can log into both my google accounts and both my Flickr accounts all at the same time and they can’t see each other on Firefox. Helpful when you want to make different setting to like accounts 🙂

Internet: Over the last few months I have had lots of problems with Verizon internet service, I think maybe they have overloaded they network since they have push so hard with they new unlimited plan. Like most big businesses they like to get the customers but hate to do the services, (money for as little effect as possible).

Exercise: I have kept up with my exercise, doing five days a week and taking two off, but I have put on a good amount of weight over the last year and it is making it hard. I’ll keep pushing!

Friends: I have 3 folks in the area that I know from last year. Good to have folks around that you know.

Night Folks

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Sea Horse Flower?

Pictures: I have no ideal what this flower is but I want to call it the Sea Horse flower, LOL. It is quite the little beauty. As I recall the flowers themselves are dime size, while the plants was about 2 feet tall.

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Exercise: I have walk a couple of miles today.

Moved Today: Well I have moved another 25 miles north or so and up about 2500 feet in elevation. Should be cooler 🙂

Verizon Unlimited: Well today after getting set up in my new location I did a speed test on the MiFi Device and I am running 4G speed again and I am well over 10 GIG. However I think they will get around to making it 3G after 10 Gig at some point in the near future.

Night folks

Antennas

Pictures: Here is another Yucca and a flower.

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MiFi Antenna: I am not all that happy with my MiFi Antenna and was looking around the net and I am starting to see more and more info on MIMO Antenna that will connect to the newer MiFi Devices with two Antenna ports on them for Verizon I guess that is the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot AC791L and the Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7730L . I see like all things the price for these Antenna are all over the place. I would love to hear from anyone that has one of these new Antennas and is using it with a two port device.

Birds: I am seeing House Finches, Lesser Gold Finches and Black-Chinned Hummers. It is good to see birds coming to my feeding areas again.

Night folks

Say’s Phoebe

Pictures: A flower and a Bird.

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This shot taken through the window.
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Exercise: I walked about 2 miles today. Seems I am walking about every other day now 😦

Data/Phone Plan: I guess this month I’ll be testing the limits of this Verizon Unlimited Plan, I am near 7 gigs and I am only about 8 days in. I am sure to go over this month in both the 10 gig data limit as hotspot/MiFi Device and the total limit of 22 gigs, if I see any slowing I’ll let you know! This is not the best place for testing as the area has very slow 4G on any plan.

Weather: It has been just fine! A little windy sometimes but that is not all the bad to me.

Night Folks

Wild Flowers

Pictures: Just some wild flowers around here.

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Exercise: I walked a couple miles today.

Internet/Phone: I have changed my plan again. For a long time now I have had a deal with Verizon for 20 gigs of data a month, and I have been using Straight talk for my phone. Today I sign up for the new Unlimited Verizon plan, Unlimited has a few limits unfortunately 😦 LOL. I was very aware of all the details before signing up. The main reason I took this deal is that it is less than I was paying with both the phone and the data now. Paying less is better!
My worries and what it will be. Verizon says ……. That you get 22 gigs before they may de-prioritize your speed depending on tower congestion. Also if you use your phone as a hot spot or have a MiFi device added to your plan you get the first 10 gig at 4G speed and than slowed to 3G (which they call 600Kbps) for the rest of your use. Now …… 🙂 here is the deal, folks that signed up for this plan a month ago are saying that they are not being slow down in either case …… so we will see how things go! If they do slow me down I will see if I can live with it and if not I will be on the hunt for other deals which I know are out there!
If you want to read about the plan just google Verizon New Unlinited Plan and you’ll get all kinds of info on it.

Night folks

Weather, and thinking ahead

No pictures today.

The weather here has been warm to very good. It is now time to start thinking of what spring and summer will bring, as in where I will go for the summer months. It is still a month or so out but I am thinking on it. When it is time to get started I will move to somewhere where the elevation is around 4000 feet or so to spend the spring time. As summer sets in I will look at areas 6000 to 9000 feet. This has pretty much became my pattern over the last few years and I like doing it like that. I look for weather that gives me night temperatures of around 50° and day temperatures in the 70° to 85° range. Of course life don’t always give me the things I want so I may miss by a few degrees :/ Needless this is the gold.

Oh, one other thing that I want to find other than good weather is some good birding 🙂

Yesterday I worked on the RV roof again and I am about done with that job (so glad). I need to check out a few more things on the RV before I get on the road for the summer.

I had not exercised for two days so I started today with a 2 mile walk, much-needed.

Verizon new unlimited plan! Ouch, has any of you folks try to read all the new rules to this plan? I have read the forums on this new plan and it is hard to understand and a lot of unknowns of rather rules will be enforced or might be enforced, LOL. On the surface it looks like a fine new plan but the fine print can be a little confusing, to say the least! One of the things that could be a problem is that in the fine print when roaming on other networks it goes to 2G (unusable for internet). Than there is the only 10 gig of high-speed (4G) as a hot spot, as in using your computer/table and such on it.

Night folks

I want Sunshine!

Pictures: The cloudy days are staying around for a while, not why I come here! The good thing is, it will pass 🙂

If I want to see a bird out my window ….. :/

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In all fairness I do get to watch Hummers when it is not real windy like today. On windy days, I have to set my Humming feeder on the ground to keep the wind from rocking it back and froth causing all the sugar water to spill out. This sugar water would end up on the side of my RV.
Mind you, if I was not in such a homebody mode when I was here in my winter area, I am sure there are areas not far away that would be pretty good birding places if I got out and about.

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Exercise: It is already 3:30 pm and I have not did any exercise, not sure I will get to that today.

Solar: There has been a couple of days in a row now with little to no sunshine, I may have to get out the generator for a while tonight. I don’t very often have to do that with my solar system on the RV. I have about 520 watts of solar on the roof and 4 batteries to store the power in which is about right for my needs. In the RV solar game some folks need/want/have far more and some need/want/have far less, all depends on how you use things and your needs/wants. I think that I am likely in the middle of the road with my system. I do see a lot of folks that have half or less but than I see them use their generators far more (sometimes not always). I see some that have twice as much and still run a generator a lot (sometimes not always). I find few folks that are at just the right amount for their needs. I think solar is kind of like money …. the more you got the more you spend, the more solar you have the more you use 🙂

Internet : My connection continues to be problematic, with all the folks around. Could be that the weather is not helping much today.

Night folks