Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dish TV, Cameras and birthdays

We finally had a technician come out today to the cabin to see if we can install Dish TV Service.  Keep in mind that we had 6 trees cut down recently and have opened up the space around the cabin a little.  The tech had a device that he looked through and said he could not get the three satellite signals that we need for Dish Network.  In order to get an acceptable signal we will need to cut down at least two more trees and possibly six more trees.  Ugh!

It costs around $150/tree for the tree cutter to take them down and haul away.  That is a lot of money spent in order to get a signal up here and I don't think it is worth it.  Maybe next year we can leave the MH somewhere and cut the trees ourselves or get a neighbor to help cut them.  Of course they will grow even higher by next year and the trees behind them will have to be topped or cut.  Never ending battle with the trees up here.

We went to the doctor yesterday for my sinus problem and he gave me prescriptions for three medicines.  Hopefully this will help alleviate the congestion and get me back to breathing properly.  The humidity up here at the cabin has been out of sight this year and is causing me all the problems.  I hope when we hit the road in about 3-4 weeks that the sinuses are open and if not, then heading to a drying area will help.  wimper whine!

We went out to dinner at the Texas Roadhouse last night for Cassie's birthday dinner.  It is one of their favorite places and won out over the Outback Steakhouse.  I was still stuffy and joined them for a while but the loud noise and stuffiness of the place caused me to leave the dinner early.  I went outside and moved the car away from the restaurant about 80 ft to escape the loud music they were playing outside.  After dinner we went to Cassie & Jack's house for a decadent chocolate birthday cake for Cassie.  It is one of the richest cakes I have ever eaten but super good.

Gerry picked up her new Panasonic digital camera to replace the one that broke on her.  The CCD part of the camera has a black spot on it that transfers to the picture and ruins it.   Since we bought the camera at Costco using our American Express credit card, it had a two year warranty on the camera and she got the full amount back for the camera.  They had a newer camera there with more features and by luck it was on sale.  Now she has a new camera that cost less than the other and does a better job.  Priceless!

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