Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday April 1, 2013-Paradise Lake Resort

It has been cool in the morning the last couple of days, but I just get up and turn the fireplace on to take the chill off, and then when the sun comes up, it begins to warm up and we turn it off. Just about perfect weather!

I want to tell you about the satellite dish and what it has done since we got here. When we left Terrell, a fellow stopped by and asked me about the Carryout antenna that I use. I bragged about how easy it is to get set up and how I love the HD signal we get. I told you on Saturday's post that I had trouble getting connected to the signal and had hooked up to the park cable. When we returned from Tyler yesterday, I worked on the dish again, moving it all around the site. It would connect to one satellite but when it changed to another, it lost the signal. HD signal requires 3 satellites to access all the channels, so something was preventing the change and I couldn't figure out what it was. I finally took the Carryout off the tripod and set it up on my folding table, to get some more height and possibly go over the top of some nearby trees. It continued to do the same thing, hook up with a good signal strength and then lose it when it changed. By then it was well after dark and played on the computer for the rest of the evening   and just turned the television off and we later went to bed. When I woke this morning, I turned the television on, as usual, and lo and behold, it came on! I can't take any credit for it, but it works perfect now. Even getting local channels from Dallas. Of course, I'll have to change my locals to Houston when we move on Wednesday.

We didn't do a lot today, I cleaned up some of the bugs from the front of the trailer and generally piddled around outside, enjoying the warm day. Stella cleaned up inside. We made plans to go to Center tomorrow to see Janie and Gail. Should be another good day, visiting with my family. If I can find some pretty dogwood trees or azaleas, I'll take some pictures to show you tomorrow.

So long.

1 comment:

Ted and Donna said...

It was the satellite gods. They must have got over what ever you did that made them mad.