Daily Archives: September 8, 2007

More excuses…

So, I’ve only had two posts this week – far below my usual output.  And, as usual, I have a good excuse 🙂

Each year around this time, I visit my mom down in Northwest Arkansas.  When my dad retired, he and my mom built their dream house in a retirement community and moved down there in 1989.  It’s right on a golf course.  You can look out their back porch and out onto the 18th fairway.  They would drive their golf cart from their garage, down their back yard, across the 18th fairway and right onto the 1st tee – a real dream for golfers (as they were).  My dad passed away in 2000 and I’ve made a point of visiting my mom at least once a year since then (as have my sister and her husband and my oldest daughter and her husband have too).

Why is this relevant?  Well, shortly after they moved down there, they got interested in computers and bought one – which they used for email, Internet browsing and not much else.  There wasn’t much in the way of access other than a modem and so this is what they used – and this is what my mom uses to this day.  It is so stinkin’ slow that I want to SCREAM!!!  It takes FOREVER to do anything and putting up the two posts I did while I was down there took so long that I just didn’t want to do anymore.  But I’m home now – I kissed my Comcast cable modem when I walked in the door.

They have DSL in NW Arkansas now and I tried talking my mom into getting it.  Lots faster and the price is the same as what she is paying for her modem!  But she doesn’t want to do it – I’m going to enlist the help of the rest of my family members to get her to change her mind – they all use the computer when they’re visiting her too…

So tomorrow, I’ll be back to posting with my usual frequency – and sorry, Ben, that I haven’t put together that list of Utah Universities yet – that is first on my to-do list and I’ll have that done for you in the next couple of days.