A definite nip in the air, and on the ground the asphalt was littered in battery-operated mobile iPad holders, driving affluent children to school – but they will not reach us at the Low Mountain Redoubt. Last night was my last HOA meeting – we’re re-doing the CC&R’s – and tonight is a going-away retirement dinner for She Who Commands. The 35-Year War hostilities have finally ceased – or at least drawn to a brief standstill. The greatest immediate hurdle (for me) is finding some kind of Internet connection at Up and Away Land. One option was via satellite dish at a godawful price and choke-point toll-holds on data. Another seems to be some kind of wireless-from-a-tower. It’s a line-of-sight connection and sounds like they have a super-big 802.11ac wireless-router out on some distant hilltop. Reportedly when it rains, the raindrops cause the wireless to sing like Yma Súmac. If we had a stupid Telco.inc land-line we might get some kind of pokey DSL, but there’s no real advantage to buying something we don’t need or use at an additional repeating cost – it just fills the basket with unnecessary junk. We got rid of the AT&T tax-and-fees pass-through already, because it was all that and little more. Anyhow it only means my blog might be down for more intermittentcy than it already suffers.