Yea Piper, Too . . .

Well, our granddaughter Piper’s karma continues. This girl needs to buy some lottery tickets.

Last night (Thursday) while attending the awards ceremony at Moody Gardens in Galveston for the four year full scholarship she won, they also gave away door prizes.

And Miss Piper won an iPad2!

Piper iPad2

Should be a lot of help when she starts college in the fall.

Beautiful and smart!


Although we have Verizon cell/Internet service here at this gate, it’s been a little spotty. Sometimes we have 1-2 bars of 3G, sometimes 1-2 bars of 1x, and sometimes no data at all.

Even the cell service would sometimes drop calls. So I decided to set up the Wilson booster that I bought to use at our other gate where we had no service at all.

And it worked there, getting us cell and data service for an hour, only to receive the phone call that we were moving to this gate.

So I set it up here yesterday afternoon and boy did it work miracles.

Here’s the amplifier itself. It’s about the size of a large paperback book.

Wilson Amplifier


And here’s the directional outside antenna on a 10 foot antenna pole.

Wilson Outside Antenna


And here’s the inside antenna.

Wilson Inside Antenna

I set up everything outside since that’s where we spend the most time.

And boy does it work great. This unit is the Wilson db Pro 65 and we have now have 5 bars of rock-solid 3G service with no dropouts.

Well worth the money!

And now for some new Landon pics. Here he is with his daddy just being cool.

Landon Being Cool

And here he is with his Aunt Sherry (Lowell’s sister). You can see where he gets some of his good looks.

Landon and Aunt Sherry

That’s about it for today. They’re having a big push today to get back on the drilling schedule so we’re not supposed to let any salespeople in.

So I have to disappoint a lot of pretty young ladies.


Certainly wouldn’t be the first time.

Or the last.


Thought for the Day:

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. – Orson Welles



5 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing all the info on the cell/internet fix. That’s going to be critical for me – so good to hear first hand.

  2. Way to go Piper!!!!

  3. Thought I would add a few comments…
    So glad to be closer to civilization! The first site was nice, loved the quiet and the pair of roadrunners. Guess they were doing their job, never saw a snake. This site in on a lovely hill, windy, but that keeps the bugs away. I’m reading pretty much a book a day, love that!

    Except for the three scorpions that I’ve seen (killed two, the other one was too fast). My favorite critters here are the huge (size of a mouse), colorful grasshoppers. I like being 15 miles from town. Here Greg is not gone for five hours to get groceries and catch up on phone calls. We have internet and phone, plus WalMart is not too far. Also lets Greg get us great Mexican or B’Que from nearby – done that twice since we moved to this site. Have to admit I’ve been making quickie meals (hot dogs, baked potatoes, etc.), but I’ve also made a Reuben Casserole and Rice A Roni with chicken in my electric skillet. Jan

  4. Greg how do yo like your wineguard sattelite finder i remember when you got it reading Nicks Blog and it requires hi def am I right setting up the old one is such a pain

  5. Phil,

    Our Winegard Carryout is still working great.

    It does not require HD. In fact it will only work in HD on Dish, not on DirecTV like we have.


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