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…..it 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 FridayI 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 🙂