Daily Archives: September 1, 2014

Soon? We Hope . . .

After coffee and muffins this morning, we just took it easy, enjoying the quiet before the gate, so to speak.

About 2pm I head over to the Wal-Mart in Pleasanton to go ahead and stock us up with groceries so we won’t have to worry about that for a while if we get a gate in the next couple of days. Was kind of surprised to see that the place wasn’t very busy at all.

But I think that was because everyone was out on I-37 heading back to San Antonio from Corpus and the Valley. When I got on the Interstate heading for Pleasanton, I was in the middle of a solid two lanes of traffic heading north. But then coming home, the road was pretty empty.

For dinner about 6pm we had some of the Wacky Mac tuna pasta salad that had been marinating in the fridge since she made it yesterday. And as I had thought, the tomato, spinach, and beet powders listed on the package are just there to color the pasta naturally. They certainly didn’t change the taste. But it was really delicious and we each had two bowls.

I’ve been going through our bins a little more, pulling out the big items we’ll need on the gate. Or may need.

This first one we didn’t need at all last year since we stayed at one gate the entire 3 months, and we were only about two miles off the Interstate.

But in 2012 we were at four different gates, and used this Wilson Booster on two of them. And on one of them I was hitting a cellphone tower 21 miles away.

Wilson Electronics DB Pro Cellular Signal Booster

 Wilson Cell Phone Booser


I had the directional antenna mounted on a 20 pole made up of 4 – 5 foot antenna sections from Radio Shack. When I bought ours in April of 2012 it was about $350, but now it runs about $400. But since we get our Internet access as well as cell service this way, when we need it, we need it.

I’ve got a few more items, but I’ll save those for tomorrow.

We’ll be up early tomorrow to check in at the office to see if there’s anything on the schedule for us.


Thought for the Day:

2 + 2 = 5 for very large values of 2 – Fermat’s Next-to-Last Theorem


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