This man was in my house yesterday.
So, why was Himself doing his best Oompa Loompa in the TV Room impression?
I’m glad you asked! Let me tell you all about.
With luck I will be able to tell you all about it in a way that does not give the entire Internet a migraine.
I decided to start a business.
Which meant I needed a home office.
Only place for a home office in the house was the master bedroom.
Home office got a new computer. A new Mac. Wireless. Yay!
Except that one of the things I seriously need the computer to do is videoconference. This isn’t so great over the wireless connection.
This meant moving the router.
Which left our other computer without any internet at all.
This is the computer the kids use.
And we took their internet away.
This means that later when the kids are making health care decisions for us? We are so going to die.
Here is a handy, highly-detailed, meticulously scaled blueprint of our house.
I feel like I should explain that my house is not actually colored like a package of Skittles.
There are lots of entertainingly weird things about our house, but that’s blog fodder for many weeks to come. Today I’m going to talk about routing cables.
The kids wanted their internet access back. We wanted to not be fighting with the kids over the laptop and/or kicking them out of our bedroom in the middle of the night.
But note the distance between the new home office location and the kids’ computer. It’s a fair distance. There’s outside between the two. And under NO circumstances was I running a cord through the bedroom, down the hallway, along the kitchen walls and back to the computer in the family room. I am not THAT white trash. I’m not!
The only thing to do was route the cable under the house.
I would like to disclose that we do not, in fact, live in a swamp. Nor do we live in a bog, a marsh or an estuary.
And yet, this is what Himself looked like after running the cable under our home:
As much as love, adore, worship-the-ground-upon-which-they-walk-admire our kids, we had an ulterior motive.
We live in California. We have AT&T cell plans. This means mostly that our phones are decorative.
And we’d had enough of it.
Both of our phones are now on the 3G network. Which means that micro-cell-towers can support both of them.
And part of this re-routing… just a wee, tiny, eensy, insignificant fraction of it…was to install the signal booster.
So now I have this, in my home:
Aren’t they lovely??