One of the problems we have in our spot in La Penita is the strength of our cell phone signal in the particular spot we are in. It is good in the morning but by evening it dwindles to the point where streaming is no longer possible. Now remember that our only source of TV on the road is from the internet. We do not have satellite TV because we were too cheap to pay for it. So a few days ago I tried to reposition our cell signal booster from the front to the back of the Ponderosa in an effort to get a better signal. The frustrating thing is that the cell tower is only about a half mile from us but there is some jungle between us. We thought that changing the antenna position may catch some signal coming through a hole in the trees. Nope!! We have discovered that we get a good enough signal in the night to download the shows we want to watch the next day so we set up to do that now. A bit of a pain but it works.
Pat and Harold use the same type of system for their internet as well so in hopes of a miracle they decided to put up a mast for their antenna as well. They went to a little more work to make it look nice rather than the palm branch that I used for mine. Good job guys, but they got the same results that we had. Nothing!! Who needs TV anyway???
One interesting thing that I have been watching back home is the new hotel that is coming to Rivers. Rivers has not had a hotel for probably 15 years when the old one burned down and with all of the events like The 2020 MB Scotties, Provincial Baseball and Hockey and the need for accommodations for people visiting the Hip and Knee Surgery recovery unit there, it was clear that there was a need for a hotel. So some investors decided to try a modular hotel. It will be no different than an ordinary hotel except for the fact that it will be built in modules in a factory and then shipped and put together on site like lego bricks. Here is the process so far. First step was the construction of all of the units in the factory.