I’m back from the longest golf blog break I’ve had since I started this thing. Much has happened since I was last here 5 days ago. Though I had posts on Monday and Tuesday this week, they were automated. What a week:
I moved out of my condo on the 17th hole at my home course on Monday. I somewhat illegally moved into my newly constructed house Monday night. “Illegally” because the house wasn’t quite done, and I didn’t have permission from the bank and builder to occupy it yet. So my family and I “gained access” and slept on the floor for 3 nights, rather than living in a hotel room. This situation was a total pain because all of my clothes, equipment, undies or whatever was in my portable storage pod.
I was so thrilled to find a fresh pair of socks after going 3 days in the old ones. Then that excitement was dashed away by the fact that the water was turned off at my new house for the construction. So over the last two days my daily shower has consisted of splashing my face and other “crucial” areas with my new neighbor’s hose.
The new area I’m in is a very “hot” real estate spot. Houses are going in amazingly fast and my kid’s elementary school is the fastest growing in the country. I’m up on the side of a mountain which overlooks the Salt Lake valley. I have a heck of a view of the mountain and the valley. I’ve even had some interesting visitors, like a tarantula I found on my front door step.
I didn’t spend much time on the web because I had no internet connection of my own. But I was able to check my email a couple of times by driving around the neighborhood and piggy-backing myself on someone’s unsecured wireless connection for a few seconds. I’ll throw an anonymous buck in their mail box later. I’m amazed at how many people have wireless routers, and at how many of them are unsecured. I must have found a good 40-50 wireless connections, and half of them were wide open. Even more entertaining is the names people give them, like “hepnet airlan,” “skidnet,” or my personal favorite “nucking futs.”
To make a long story longer, I’m now sitting in my favorite green chair in my new living room. I’m surfing with my own new high speed internet connection through my own unsecured wireless connection. I’ll be securing it shortly and giving it a funny name though. Any name ideas are welcomed.
Hopefully many a good golf blog entry will be written from my new digs in this green chair. Read the next entry to find out.