Move one is done and pretty much dusted. We are housed in my sister’s front room taking more than our fair share of space in the garage and kitchen. Moving was exhausting, isn’t it always? But the biggest challenge is breaking my addiction to all things wifi and 4G coverage. I tell you what, I thought it would be tricky but it’s proving all kinds of difficult.
A humongous pain in my butt!
We use MYOB Live Accounts to run our businesses. We use Dropbox for our files. We use iTunes for our music, our movies and our television programs. Heck, I use the cloud for backing up all things so much so that my iBooks aren’t even on my local devices unless I’m reading them. We are up a certain creek without a paddle.
And yes, in this, the 2015 year, there are still places in the world where you DO NOT have access to broadband services. In those places you might also find that the phone reception sucks ass and you are working with barely enough for a phone call. Forget all about downloading anything worth seeing online.
It’s the fecking dark ages people.
But surprisingly, so far, we are managing.
Sure it means that the blogs are a little worse for wear content wise. But it does mean distraction free writing when I get the chance. It means Mr Suger and I work from our mobile internet when we are in town to get things done. Remind me to bump up those allowances, would you? But for the most part we have found that we just hang out after our new house mates go to bed. We chat and bond over our mutual missing of the interwebs. I even purchased and have started reading some new actual books.
And that, the hanging out, the just being, it has been nice. We are only three days in, so forgive me if I change my mind. But it feels like the detox we needed to have for our personal lives and our sanity. Business wise I want to rant and rave and tell off every service provider who dares raise their hand as an option in this area. I. WILL. TAKE. YOU. OUT. All of you. Swiftly. Haha.
So fingers crossed ladies and gents that the house we have put under contract has access to a broadband port, or at very least 4G reception for mobile. Because I’ve tried satellite internet and there’s just no going back there for me now. Not not that I’ve tasted high speed goodness. Not now I’ve become accustomed to just clicking things and they open!
Oh man I hope the new place gets internet. Worse than the pub with no beer is the blog with no net!
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
It’s kind of ridiculous that there are still so many modern places that you can’t get broadband. I mean we are ranked 44th in the world in terms of internet speeds and such anyway. Crap.
Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination
Uh huh. My thoughts exactly! Triple crap.
We’re moving to China in August and their internet is…. Interesting! Trying to IT support my parents in their corporate training business from here has been a nightmare because of the intermittent and weak internet connection, pretty much no latter where they go. Oh yeah, and then there’s the annoying habit the government has of blocking access to certain website, hosts and products…!
Cant wait to see sneaky pics of the new whare (house). Such a major change is equal parts exhausting and exciting 😛
Oh right. You win. Haha. I’ll have to covertly email you my posts or something. But how exciting, what a big move. Go team!
Great article 🙂
From Norway have a great day.
Congrats on such a successful blog! Good luck with the move. It’s such an exciting yet stressful time. Lee and I just moved back to canberra a week ago so I feel your pain.
Thanks Danielle. This blog turned 5 in October last year! It’s been a long time but a fun time.
We are getting there. Now it’s fingers crossed we can secure this new place otherwise it’s back to house-hunting again. Eeeep. No one wants that.
lol, my modem/router chucked a wobbly the other night, mild panic ensued, and i was in office works as soon as humanly possible the next day getting a new one.
Oh yeah, I almost cried when ours died 12 months ago… HA, amateur. Now I know what no internet REALLY looks like. 😉
WOW good luck xx