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Old 12-22-2013, 01:34 AM   #8485
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Wayne, I promise I'm not picking on ya. That other thread just reminded me to explain this to the group.

OK y'all. Those of you who have a S&B probably have unlimited data plan and have the luxury of looking at all the pics you want and watching videos all day. Most of us who cut that string have 1 disadvantage. Data is expensive over our wireless devices.

This is what I have and am stuck with for at least 13 more months. Next year at this time I'll be asking for recommendations, but for now it won't do many any good. I'm locked in and I'm hoping someone brings back unlimited data by then. Yeah, fat chance!

I pay a minimum of $50/mo for up to 5 gigabytes of data and I pay for it both ways, in and out. If I go 1 byte over I get charged $10 and $10 for every extra gig or part of one after that. NO rollover.

I tell you this in hopes that y'all will try to provide alternatives or at least descriptions when you post links to large files like videos. I don't want to miss out, but I also don't want to become Verizon's major contributor.

Posting pictures on IRV2 is not an issue because they downsize them, as they get to archive them for a long time. Please do not post a bunch of pictures in a private email to any of us full timers without checking with us first. Also, please be careful on the Yahoo email list. I suspect they downsize, but I have yet to confirm that.

I also happen to be way out in the boonies, backed up to a 500 ft tall cliff inside an RV garage with the door down after dark. Translation -- s...l...o...w... speed

I apologize to you tech heads if I have used the wrong words, but I hope everyone gets the gist of what I'm asking.

Besides this one single issue, full timing is heavenly.

Luv you all! Even Wayne.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:43 AM   #8486
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Shhh, mike I doon't tell her that she ages 2 for every 1 I would if I didn't have her. She need not know that she is equivalent to a 35 year old human.

Hmm, maybe that explains why Lily is still such a goofball. She's 2 years and almost 8 months which would make her.... OMG, that explains everything. She's 18.5 human years! How many 18 year olds these days think they are adults, but act like kids?

16-18 year olds think they know everything there is to know in life. I forget the saying, but they need to get out while they still know it all.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #8487
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Barb - if DavDeb1 comes along he has reported great service with the Milenicom (sp), fixed cost and 4x the data as you're plan for maybe $20 more a month and some leeway on overages.

I know I'm an offender and am trying to remember.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #8488
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Wayne - go easy on the Makers 46. Sparky doesn't want to get off the couch this morning.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:19 AM   #8489
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Shhh, mike I doon't tell her that she ages 2 for every 1 I would if I didn't have her. She need not know that she is equivalent to a 35 year old human.

Hmm, maybe that explains why Lily is still such a goofball. She's 2 years and almost 8 months which would make her.... OMG, that explains everything. She's 18.5 human years! How many 18 year olds these days think they are adults, but act like kids?
I'm waaaaay older than that and I still act like a kid! LOL
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #8490
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Barb,

No offense taken. I perfectly understand. I have a 5gb limit when we are on the road with my MiFi. Earlene has an iPad 4, grandfathered with the original data plan of unlimited data. It is so unfortunate that the ISP's feel they have to charge so much, or not give unlimited data. Oh, wait, that's how the Board of Directors and other stock holders make their greedy money.

As for video's, when I'm on the road I just don't click on the link. Typically when you hover over them with the mouse a little pop-up somewhere in one of the corners of the computer tell what the URL is and if it is YouTube or other video source I just don't click on it. In the years that I have been using 5gb plan I have never exceeded my quota. I have come close when I'm posting to "my" web site all the pictures I took.

When I'm not stationary in one place using my data plan, and WiFi is available I'll quickly jump on that media for my picture/link surfing.

You make a good point and I always post the largest size picture I can for the quality. I have methods of reducing the size and I'll try to start using smaller pictures.

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Quick! Hire them while they still know it all!
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:32 AM   #8492
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We have finally landed at Alamo (not THE Alamo for Herb's benefit) TX. It is a nice place so far but we really got bit hard by traveling more in the last few weeks then we will for the next few months. Ahhh...bit it was still a good choice for us since we need time for our retirement stuff to settle out and we ponder on all the lessens the last few weeks have brought us. At first blush we learned: 1. The RV goes where we tell it to go. 2. We don't have to go where we thought we would go. 3. We don't know what day of the week it is and for the most part...it doesn't matter. 4. TX has some very fast farm roads. LOL
Drum roll......!!!!! Hooray and huzzah for youse guys!!

It's a totally different feel, isn't it, to be staying in one spot for an extended period rather than moving on every few days. There are pros and cons to both, I reckon.

You mentioned work on a knee while you are in Alamo? Regular wear & tear or injury? Best of luck with it.

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Old 12-22-2013, 08:45 AM   #8493
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Wow Don I just looked on the map and you guys went as far south as you could go. How far are you from Corpus?
We are about 160 miles/2.5 hours south of Corpus Christi. We plan to do a lot of exploring this area while we are here. It should be fun getting a taste of southern TX hospitality and most important...good eating places!
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Hi to all Mutants. I have not been posting for quite some time. I had cataract surgery on my right eye in October. .......
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Ginny, I am sorry for your problems and hope that, as Barb has suggested, you will be fine with your new glasses. Nice to have such expertise on board, eh?

My optometrist mentioned that "C" word to me for the first time last month, but indicated I might have 5-7 years before needing surgery. Scares me witless, except that in 5 years there should be more advances in Rx and care. I've always hated anything near my eyes, even the puff test for glaucoma.

My mother's surgeon, Dr. Beelzebub, the one with absolutely no useful bedside manner, allowed an incorrect lens to be handed to him for implantation. Somebody's major error. No problem: we'll go in and replace it.

Problem is, once you've messed with an eye, a second surgery often creates even more problems. Mother had damage and discomfort in that eye the rest of her life...20 or so years, in fact.

Winning the lawsuit didn't help at all.

Wishing you all the best, and a happy holiday season...better into the new year!

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You mentioned work on a knee while you are in Alamo? Regular wear & tear or injury? Best of luck with it...
THANKS for the HUZZAH!

We postponed our CMI departure a couple days to get an MRI on my left knee done the day after Thanksgiving. It found I have a tear of the Meniscus on the inside of my left knee. It ain't that bad since I have probably done over 750 miles on the bicycle after I felt it starting to ache a tad. It is when I twist my knee in odd directions (like when I kick my feet out of my bike peddle cleats) that it softly YELLS at me. LOL So...I have a copy of the MRI with me and will find an orthopedic specialist for a second opinion and surgery if that is what is called for.

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THANKS for the HUZZAH!

We postponed our CMI departure a couple days to get an MRI on my left knee done the day after Thanksgiving. It found I have a tear of the Meniscus on the inside of my left knee. It ain't that bad since I have probably done over 750 miles on the bicycle after I felt it starting to ache a tad. It is when I twist my knee in odd directions (like when I kick my feet out of my bike peddle cleats) that it softly YELLS at me. LOL So...I have a copy of the MRI with me and will find an orthopedic specialist for a second opinion and surgery if that is what is called for.

It's all good!
Don - you're retired now. Change the pedals, toss the cleats. No hurry. The journey is the destination.
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Don - you're retired now. Change the pedals, toss the cleats. No hurry. The journey is the destination.
Now THAT ain't gonna happen. LOL I am not the best mutant in an RV but I am not even pretending to be one on my bikes. My retired bike (on sale this spring at my FIL's) was the same bike ridden by Team Postal (Lance "I don't cheat" Armstrong ) in the 1999 Tour de France. My new road bike isn't quite a racer but man...does it ride SWEEEEET! Pick it up with your pinky and still goes fast. Go faster and use less energy means better air conditioning.
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Now THAT ain't gonna happen. LOL I am not the best mutant in an RV but I am not even pretending to be one on my bikes. My retired bike (on sale this spring at my FIL's) was the same bike ridden by Team Postal (Lance "I don't cheat" Armstrong ) in the 1999 Tour de France. My new road bike isn't quite a racer but man...does it ride SWEEEEET! Pick it up with your pinky and still goes fast. Go faster and use less energy means better air conditioning.
Yes I know you're one of those "silky pants" riders... And if that floats yer boat - go for it! As for Lance - he gives Austin a bad name. The shame. And sad too.
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