It has circulated around the internet for a few years that if you ask Google Maps to route you a New York to Paris trip, it will instruct you to swim across the Atlantic ocean. Since the programmers obviously have a sense of humor, I typed in “Middle of Nowhere” to see if the map had an arrow pointing to my house. It did not. I can absolutely prove that I live in the Middle of Nowhere. That is not to be confused with Middle Earth. We are fresh out of Hobbits.
We still do not have cable in our community. Actually 1/4 of the people here have it, but it hasn’t come to our side of the street yet. We have been on the list to get DSL or broadband for two years. The only internet connection available would be slow dial up that went on the blink during any rain storm. The phone line hangs like a loose jump rope over the street. When you don’t see a new blog post in several days, just assume that it is rainy season.
Seduced by satellite internet commercials, we discovered that we had to pay $600 per month unless we put down a deposit of several thousand. In that case, we “only” had to pay $300 a month. Yikes! I am jumping up and down now (but carefully as to not disturb the woodland creatures) because I just found out that Wild Blue has satellite internet service starting at $49.99 a month. Wow, maybe next the price of Betamax machines will come down and we can get one of those too! I am kidding, of course, I meant VCRs.