I need help. We are on Sprint aircards here for internet services. Though we live just outside (2 miles) a little country town (Tonganoxie) that has broadband services, there are none on our gravel road. We originally had dial-up, provided by a company in Leavenworth. Eventually, we got on Sprint.
We have a limited amount of kbps that we can use monthly, and for the last two months, we have gone over them. We thought originally it was my older grandson running the bill up by playing video games, but he has not been up since Thanksgiving... no, it was I... and we think loading pictures to the blog is doing it. Some nights they take forever! I do NOT want to quit using pictures, though.
We don't even want to talk about videos! I have some very funny ones, and in fact, started a Calamity Acres channel at YouTube, but have been hesitant to talk about it because I felt that it was unfair when I cannot add to it regularly. Sometimes a video will load quickly, other times, a video lasting a minute will take an hour to load.
How does everyone handle this, those of you out in the sticks as we are? We are ten miles from a huge metropolitan area (Kansas City, on the Kansas side) but may as well be in Outer Mongolia as far as Sprint is concerned. I investigated Hughesnet satellite today... has anyone had any experience with this? I would love to read comments or suggestions.
I leave you tonight with a picture of the many birds gathered around our feeders yesterday afternoon... Keith tells me that with more temperate temps this week... we got to 34 this afternoon... we are facing a plunge into the freezer again next week. I gotta tell you, it's beginning to get to me!
OH, WAIT.... that's a big red dog guarding the bird feeding station so no wild birds will get HER birdseed!