Fast Internet sometimes at McD’s

WiFi: I have been doing some music uploading at McD’s  and sometime the WiFi is pretty fast and other times it run slow. Yesterday in couple hours I uploaded about 600 MB  of music. Today in the same time I uploaded about a 150 MB, with the first 100 going up in less than 15 minutes and then the last 50 was well over an hour, go figure. I give up on it for today. I am guessing that I have about 2 gig left to upload so maybe I’ll do that at the end of my bandwidth cyle.
Just out of curiosity, I stopped by the library in Blythe to see how their Internet ran and found it to be very slow.

Pictures: Bendire’s Thasher.
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Eastern Blue Bird
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Night folks

Out for a bit today

Blythe : Took a little trip to Blythe today looked around a bit, did some shopping and snap up some internet time from McD’s. Wanted to sync my music with Google music but I have about 6 gigs so I didn’t want to do that on my bandwidth. Of course at McD’s speed that is going to take a few trips, today I got about 1.5 gig done.

Exercise: Short walk today. I am keeping my exercise going pretty good and one day when I am on my death bed I can look back at my blog and at least say I was trying to do right, LOL. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.03mi, time: 45:25, pace: 22:21min/mi, speed: 2.68mi/h.

Pictures: Here is a Pyrrhuloxia.
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Red Tail Hawk
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Night folks

Another beautiful day

Another beautiful day for sure, this Nov has been one of the finest I have seen in my 5 years in the desert. I am loving this weather.

Exercise this morning was about 3 miles or so on a nice walk. I like walking in this kind of weather, it is good for the soul.

Ido Lanuel is one of the folks that comes by my blog now and again and I go see what he is up to now and then too, and in my visit today I found this interesting link from back in July. Now how did whoever wrote this know me? LOL. Ain’t this one on the mark? Ido has a lot of self-awareness post on his blog that I enjoy reading. You should give him a read if you enjoy little awareness tips.

OK I have been in my chair too long, playing with all the “devices” (tablets and computers) or as a friend of my says (fondling the electronics) LOL. Back later, I need to do some stretching anyway.

Later update; not only did I do a little stretching, I also added in a little walk of maybe 1.5 miles, so at least 4 for today.

Bandwidth usage; I have used a good bit of that lately. I am stuck on only 5 gig on my air-card but my smart phone is unlimited for now. I am using near my 5 gig each month on the air-card and a little over that on the phone. I use my smart phone for tethering to my tablet on which I watch the tech show from Twit. Video uses bandwidth fast. So for a total I am going through maybe 10 gig. When my  contract is up with Verizon I think I can do better if the same deals are open that are available now. I will be getting more internet and less talk/text.

Silver City

Went with my friend up to Silver City, mostly just out riding around but we did stop and look at some RV (Arctic Fox RVs). They are nice 4 season rigs. I have always liked these rigs.

I did not ride the bike this morning so after we got back I walked about two miles and did a little stretching, so I am good for the day. The two-mile walk is probably less trouble for the knees than the 11 mile bike ride and if nothing else it breaks up the exercise a little.  It is always a good ideal to do different kinds of exercise. I do get stuck doing only one thing.

Windows; Wow a large batch of updates today for Windows 7, think they may be getting ready for the Windows 8 upgrade? LOL, no, I don’t think so but we may be getting some of the improvements that will come with Windows 8.

Not sure rather I will download it somewhere or just go buy a copy, there is $30.00 difference. If I had a fast connection and lots of bandwidth I would download for sure ………..  but I don’t have those things. I will upgrade the desktop first and then the laptop, if all goes well.

Rally; Here at the LoW-Hi RV park they will have a Rally at the end of the month and the park is starting to get full.

Later folks.

Cool, it is for sure this morning

Last night was the first night I used my Wave 8 heater for a long spell and it felt good! I turn it off when I went to bed and it was cold when I got up and as I sat here and type it is warming up. I suspect one my LP tanks will run out soon because I have not bought any sent …………. well last year I guess. All I have used my gas for over the pass year was cooking and I don’t do a lot of that.


Brrrr, to cool for a ride this morning well for a while anyway maybe later in the morning and if not this afternoon.

I got a pretty good ride in around noon.


Lots of internet used this month! I have use all most 7 Gig of bandwidth …………… I sign up way back and I have un-limited bandwidth but have never went over 5 Gig before so I will see how Verizon reacts when I get my bill at the end of the month. I have had a good connection the whole time I have been here and I have put it to uses. For one thing I start with a 1.5 Gig download of Adobe Photoshop CS 5 and then when my Windows crash it was a lot more on top of that plus other program that went down with windows so it was a lot of extra stuff plus my normal use too. My normal is somewhere around 3.5 Gigs maybe…………. ! There will be one big fuss if they try to charge me for overage! Even though I have un-limited I have never used over 5 Gig before this, so Verizon should be very happy with me over all.

You probably know if you have a Verizon air-card or other air-card they try to get you to take an updated one so they can renew your contact and I have never done that. When the time comes that I need the update Air-card I will just buy it out-right, that will cost maybe $200.00 but is well worth it just for the times like this one and maybe more will happen ……. who knows?


T-shirt and shorts weather is about over I think.


I think I will get off the computer and watch a movie. Later folks