Reconnecting with the mother ship

After over a year of living in Nicaragua we finally have internet at our house.  This was no small feet because hard lines do not exist in La Boquita and the aircards don’t work at our house, we can’t even get signal on our cell phones inside, we have to walk outside for about 20 feet to talk on the phone.  So… required buying an antenna to receive signal from a friends tower about 2 miles away, then buying a 20 foot pole, taking the pole to a welder to have foot holds welded on it, cementing the pole in the ground and attaching cables to hold it steady.  Then the technician comes out, climbs the pole and runs the cables into our house and hooks it up to our router.  Now nothing happens the way you expect it to in Nicaragua so when the tech showed up on FridayImageI really didn’t expect it to happen in one day, but it actually did.  Of course we already had plans to go to Granada and Managua that day so we were not even home for the monumental event.

Up until now, getting on the internet involved getting in the car and driving two miles to a hotel that had Wi-Fi and I only did it once a week to talk to my family on Skype, during the week I would keep a list of things I needed to do online (email attorney, look up recipe for French bread, check bank balance, etc.)  so I really lost all interest in blogging but now I am back and there are some interesting stories to tell 🙂


2 thoughts on “Reconnecting with the mother ship

  1. I’m glad you are back. I enjoy reading your blog. I left a comment before, but I guess with no Internet replying to comments is not a huge priority! I’m heading down in October from Canada to check out my property in Huehuete. Where are you?
    Keep writing….I can’t wait to hear more of your adventures!

    • Hi Lori,

      I am sorry, I thought I did reply last time but I see now it did not go thru. When are you planning on coming down in October? I would love to meet you while you are here. Are you staying at El Casino again? Patrice, the owner is a good friend of ours and has been a great help with all things Nicaraguan. We live on the La Boquita side of the roundabout at Km. 69.


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