Things are rolling right along here at Tumalo State Park. On Thursday we had to say goodbye to our cohosts Thom and Sharon Page who are off to new adventures. At the same time we welcomed Dave and Patti to the park who took their place. It’s always hard to say goodbye to folks that have become good friends but Joyce and I are sure that we’ll meet up again somewhere down the road.
I’m not very tech savvy when it comes to syncing my iPhone, Mac Book Pro and iPad through the iCloud but I can tell you this, if you delete something from the Cloud from your phone and you have auto-syncing enabled that ain’t a good thing.
I was sitting in the doctor’s office and while waiting for my appointment I started deleting some stuff in the Cloud that I didn't think I needed. Not so good there Kee-Mo-Sabbe! When I got up the next day and started my computer a lot of my files are gone. Since I am very conscious about backing up my data, especially my genealogy files I just did a restore from my latest backup. Well, that didn’t work out so good.
After the backup finished and the computer booted back up Finder wouldn’t run at all. On the MAC if Finder won’t start then the computer won’t do anything. I tried rebooting the computer a few times and that didn’t work either. I thought about just going back to another backup and install that but since Finder wouldn’t run I was stuck.
Next, I tried booting the computer in “Safe” mode but got the same problem.
Joyce looked up a company here in Bend called Mactek so I called them they said to bring it right on over. It took them a couple of days to get my baby back to me and everything is right with the world again.
June 7, 2017
Yesterday was my birthday but we didn’t do anything special. I’m not longer celebrating birthdays these days anyway. Also today was my mother and fathers 70th wedding anniversary.
June 12, 2017
A while back we met Trey and Sandy who are from Fredericksburg, Texas that just happens to be one of out favorite cities in the country. After spending a few days here they took off to visit friends in Portland. After almost a week they showed up back here yesterday. After they got set up in their site we took off and headed out for supper at the Summit Pub in Bend.
Joyce and I have been fighting colds for the past few days but it looks as we’re on the mend now. I did have to take Joyce to the urgent care clinic due to her having laryngitis in addition to the cold.
Jun 15, 2016
As most of you probably know Joyce and I use a Verizon MiFi device for 95% of our internet access. Under our plan we have a 30 gb of data allowance that is spread between the MiFi and our phones. Even though that sounds like a lot of gigs we usually bump up against that cap, sometimes going over.
For awhile now we’ve been actively searching for another way to get more data with either another device or changing our data plan. When Verizon came out with their so called “unlimited” plan we thought that would be the answer to our prayers. However, there are some very limitations to that plan that we don’t feel would suit our needs.
Just a couple of days ago I got an email from the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) that looked very promising. Here is the new plan in a nutshell:
No matter where you go in the U.S., it’s easy to stay in touch using the Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 7730L. You get “on the go,” unlimited internet access at a discounted cost.
For FMCA members only:
Your “all-in” cost is just $49.99 for unlimited monthly service
NO hidden fees, added fees or taxes
Month-to-month service, no contract required
BONUS: the Jetpack kit is yours FREE (retail elsewhere is $199)
FREE shipping & handling
I did some research and I found this link on the Internet For RVer’s Facebook page:
While at Costco yesterday I checked with the Verizon representative at the phone kiosk
looking for ways that we could cutback on our data plan with them to make up that
$50 and came up with a strategy to do that.
So, we ordered that noble hotspot from FMCA yesterday. While on the phone with their
representative I was pleasantly surprised to learn the price had dropped to $43.99.
Big Summit Prairie, 17 June 2017
Harold, Michelle, Abigail and Skyler, June 2017
Travis, June 2017. At his first dentist appointment.
Barry & Joyce