A quick post: Still no internet at my house.  The engineer from the company we want to use was scheduled to come yesterday.  He showed up at 4:45, looked at where the satellite dish would go, and then announced that there was some kind of problem connecting with the antenna located in the mountains – the same mountains, mind you, that you can see in the photographs from the previous blog entry.  And the same antenna that services the satellite dish located exactly at the house next door, from where I’m writing at the moment.  So theoretically they are working on a “technical solution” which they hope to have by the end of the week.  Then today, I was supposed to bring the dog to the veterinarian for his next shot.  We didn’t have a time scheduled, so I called in the morning to set something up.  The doctor was out, supposed to be back at 2:00, so I called then; at that point, he was supposed to be back at 4:00.  It’s 3:00 now; the jury’s still out.
Meanwhile, I’m unpacking our household effects, which arrived last week.  I have lost count of the boxes that I’ve opened, and I’ve developed a new appreciation for living simply with as few possessions as possible.  Unfortunately, it would take a comet falling on the house to launch us into such a state of existence.