Monday, January 23, 2012

Giants In The Land

Long before there were any Patriots, there were Giants roaming the land.  That is to say that during my childhood in the 50’s, the New York Giants were our home team.  My dad, my uncles, all the family friends, and the katt were all Giants fans.  We’d gather around the black and white television set on a snowy day (back then everyday was a snowy day on television) to watch the football games and root for the Giants.

Well, that began to change in 1960 as a new “home team” took to the field – the Boston Patriots.  Over the decades Mainers have forgotten the good old days of snowy television and loyalty to the New York Giants.  Come Superbowl Sunday the New England Patriots will be matched up with the New York Giants.  Although there’s still a warm spot someplace in my heart for the Giants, there’s just one thing that we have to say – “Go Pats!!!!”

Both games were squeakers.  The whole world is still amazed that the Ravens missed that field goal opportunity which would have sent the game into overtime.  San Francisco did make their field goal and that game moved onto overtime with the Giants winning by a field goal.  But, once again, “Go Pats!!!”

Now, before there was football there was worship.  Yesterday’s worship service was one of the most challenging ones that Judy and I have attended in a long time.  The music lead us into a spirit of worship and then Pastor Russ’s message was right on the mark.  The subject was living a purposeful life which left us with more than enough to reflect on.  If you are interested in hearing Pastor Russ’s message go to Church On The Eastern Shore’s website and click on “Media” then select “5 Simple Choices” and choose week “3”.  It should be loaded later today and you’ll be able to either watch or listen to the sermon and you’ll be glad you did.

One last thing, if you haven’t upgraded to 4G service yet then our advice would be to wait.  In our humble opinion, 4G is not where it needs to be and we’re sorry that we upgraded.  Our USB 760 device was far more reliable than the 4G modem that we are currently attempting to use.  Nick Russell isn’t happy with his 4G MIFI either and Jack Mayer recommends holding off a little longer before upgrading to allow 4G to stabilize. 

Yesterday afternoon we lost connectivity and made several attempts to get connected using both our new router as well as our old router.  It was no go and we were off line for over 12 hours.  It’s been frustrating and not worth the $17.50 that we save off the monthly fee by upgrading.  So, if you have something that’s working for you, don’t mess with it just to save some money.  4G was rolled out too early and just isn’t reliable enough yet, but it will get there – all we can say right now is “the sooner, the better”.

Bye, Bye For Now and May God Bless  - - - - - - - -

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