Because of our remote location, our only options for TV are two satellite companies, both being a bit dubious when it comes to pricing and expectations, so we decided to forgo ordering TV service and focus on our many homesteady pursuits, at least until fall, when the weather will begin pushing us indoors.
At first, it was rather enjoyable, not having the mindless drone our TV so often provided. Though, after a few weeks the novelty wore off, and I began to wonder what was happening on the new season of Mr. Robot and what those zany Alakan Bush People were up to.
And, too, there began an uncomfortable feeling of isolation. It’s rather disconcerting not knowing, in real time, what’s happening in the world around you.
Turning to books, both hard copy and electronic (yay, Kindle!) for entertainment helped, and I have enjoyed getting reacquainted with a former love; still there has been a sense of isolation and a discomfort in not knowing what was happening in the outside the peacefulness of our homestead.
And have I also mentioned, due to our remoteness, our cell coverage is non-existent – unless we want to drive 5 miles one way or 10 the other. That, and the realization we will each be home alone at some point, for safety reasons we decided to have a home phone put it.
There is only one company who services our small, remote area; they provide phone and Internet service, as well as partner with one of the satellite companies to provide service bundles.
So, rather than allow weather to dictate, you might say, “safety” had the final word, as did her friend, “good deal” – the satellite installer is here, and Monday, we’ll have phone & internet.
Our cell service may still leave much to be desired, but the world is, once again, only a click away.