These are the last of the photos from the photography workshop this past weekend. I’m not really sure what the above vehicle is other than it is some type of 4×4, probably military at one time. It caught my eye as we were leaving the property. Something about seeing a rusty old warhorse of a vehicle juxtaposed on bright green grass and against a blue sky. Three photos again combined using Photomatix Pro and then processed in Photoshop CS6 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro plugin. This next one grabbed my attention because of the broken vent window which I thought would look good in HDR. Quite a bit of detail in the cracked glass.
Yours truly has been hit with a good head cold. Happened yesterday but I’m hoping it will be short lived. Chris is loading me up with vitamin C and oregano oil in water and I think it is working. Sniffles are still there but the congestion is gone already. Teddy & I spent the day at home while Chris went for lunch with a couple of girl friends in the park. I managed to sort through my closet and now have a nice pile of clothes to add to Chris’s pile of clothes for good will. Hard to believe the clothes we have both accumulated since beginning this lifestyle. Our next step is to empty out the entire storage area under the motorhome in an effort to reduce the amount of stuff we are hauling around with us. Some of it gets used regularly while other things are seldom used. Anything we don’t use regularly will go to storage or to good will. Space is limited even in a 42 foot motorhome and we can’t have things with us that aren’t being used regularly.
We let our satellite internet contract with Galaxy Broadband expire today. We’ve been using them for satellite internet for the last two years but during that time mobile internet via cell phone companies has really taken over and surpassed satellite internet in my view. Frankly, the value for money just isn’t there with satellite internet. Speeds are very slow and daily download limits are miniscule compared with other services available in both Canada and the USA. Elsewhere in the satellite technology field for RVing, our satellite TV service is with Bell. We receive plenty of HD channels while in Canada but lose the HD channels once we get further south than Pennsylvania. We still get all our channels while in the USA but only in standard definition. Recently, we have learned that Bell has once again realigned it’s satellite so that very little of the footprint now extends into the USA. Bell has always been touchy about users receiving service south of the border but now it seems Bell is upping the stakes by virtually eliminating their footprint south of the border. There are plenty of reports on the internet of Bell users’ service being cut off if Bell should find out their service is being used outside of Canada. My internet research reveals confusing results though as apparently Bell users in Florida at the present time are still receiving the same standard definition reception with Bell as they did before the most recent satellite realignment. We thought about going with Shaw because they are a little more tolerant of customers using their service south of the border but apparently Shaw may be realigning their satellite footprint within the next year, in a similar fashion to what Bell has already done.
Bottom line, we don’t know what to believe so we are going to stick with the status quo for the time being and go south with our Bell satellite. If we lose it, we lose it.