Ruff Stuff

Gigi and I are in Southport, NC for some R & R and I must admit we are roughing it this time. There is no Internet connection available.

Since May we have been stealing Wifi from our neighbor Mike. It seems that Mike has broadband on an unsecured router and it has been mighty handy just to borrow some of his bandwidth.

Mind you, I have never personally met Mike but I have given him a neighborly wave when he passes by in his truck. I have even thought about striking up a manly friendship since Mike has this huge, well rigged, ocean going boat parked by his lot.

Alas, Mike seems to be a loner and maybe gasoline prices are keeping him on land.

Well my old pal Mike is out of town right now and it appears and he turned off his modem. It is customary down here for folks to disconnect electrical stuff because of frequent lightening storms.

Yesterday I went on a quest to find some free wifi and lucked out at the local coffee shop. For some reason coffee and wifi go together even in the smallest of coastal towns.

I have ordered up the cheapest DSL just in case Mike is gone for good. If Mike does return and the signal goes back up I’ll confess and offer to pay.

So, Mike, I wait for your return. Meanwhile I’ll have to keep drinking coffee.

8 comments:

Jay Gray said...

I was just thinking how you were in need of some R&R being as it had been atl east 5 days since you last got some :) :)

Jay said...

In Arkansas "stealing" someone's wifi isn't illegal. It's all on the person with the wireless system to protect it. Mine is blocked. It doesn't broadcast in the open so a person has to know the system ID name to use it. And no, I'm not dumb enough to just use "Jay" either. LOL ;-)

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

Lol

TerryC said...

Cheap DSL, OMG, how can you STAND it?

terri said...

Trust me. I understand how hard it is to go a whole day, much less multiple days without blogging. I hope you can weather this storm. :-)

mr zig said...

I wish more people would leave their routers unprotected! It seems harder and harder to find an open wi-fi connection these days... For this reason I have left mine open - it's not like I care all that much if the neighbors piggyback on it...

Reggie said...

My router at home is open but no one is within the range unless they make a Pringles antenna. We are in the middle of 8 acres.

The work one is coded up.

Gigi tells me Mike is back and the wifi is flowing!

Michael said...

Go Mike! :)

I mean, Stay Mike! ;)