Here in the mountains, the way these messages get from our computer onto the internet superhighway (and thus to your computer) is via broadband signals, same as what cell phones use. And here in the mountains there aren't a lot of cell phone towers, so catching a signal can be dicey at times. At one point (while Andria and I were creating this website) I was having enough difficulties with the signal that I was talking with folks at Nameless Provider and it was suggested that they would be very happy to put up a new tower on our land and pay us rent for the privilege!! We said "no thanks". Then I suggested to Brother that he could let Nameless Provider put up a tower on his land and we would just barely have line-of-sight to it and be home free as far as a good signal. He said "no thanks."
None of us like cell phone towers! They're ugly and they are death to a lot of migrating (and otherwise) birds. But I got to thinking ..... surely these days when everything is miniaturized, someone can create some sort of miniature alternative for cell phone towers!? And who better to talk over such ideas with than my ten inch tall friends? Annie Laurie, Sudha and I were out for a walk today when the subject came up:
I left them brainstorming enthusiastically in the woods!
(To be continued.) R.