Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Frost on the Pumpkin

Frost on the Pumpkin


Watching the forecast as we weather the last week in northern Vermont. Craig is playing with the furnaces in the bus to keep pipes from freezing.  We're due to leave Shelburne Campground one week from today and head to  Killington Vermont for a few days.  Craig's deliberating whether to change the plans of driving the bus to southern Vermont while we attend VermontFest (Vermont's Fall educational technology conference) for 3 days, and actually leave it plugged into a campsite at Shelburne  Camping (open year round) while we are at the conference.  We'll be watching the 10 day forecast closely as we take care of all the odds and ends that need caring for this week.  

Not only are we preparing for leaving Vermont I am also frantically prepping for my 4 presentations at the annual Fall Ed Tech Conference (Vermont Fest).   The sketchy campground wifi at Shelburne Campground  make that a bit challenging.  Sometimes it's clear sailing; other times its a 30 - 60 second wait for a page load.   Thank goodness Craig has configured our bus to be able to easily switch back and forth between campground wifi and Verizon.  I'm learning to be very aware of which connection, and making  very deliberate choices of whether to click on the videos my friends post on Facebook or whether to wait another day before downloading the latest iOS update.  Gotta save that metered Verizon bandwidth for those times when in the middle of Google Hangout planning meeting, the campground wifi gives out forcing me to switch over to Verizon (which  ended up being a 2 GIG video conference) UGH!  

I am super thankful to my husband for setting us up so is possible to switch back and forth so easily. However,  I'm afraid I was NOT a good bandwidth steward yesterday ;-(   I must do a better job at monitoring and keeping us within our monthly Verizon allowance.    Today should be an easier day, since I'm heading out for a few appointments and will be able to squat at St. Albans City School between appointments - where the wifi is AWESOME  (thanks to the talent of their awesome network admin - who I happen to be married to!