I'm Thankful!

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A little bit of change from what I usually post about...

But tonight I'm feeling extremely thankful and grateful and decided it was a good time to blog about it!

Story time first...

As a few of you may know, I've been in the process of moving (again)! This time, my family and I are taking our possessions and setting up shop about an hour east of Edmonton Alberta, Canada.

This is a big change because for my entire life, I've lived in major cities. However my wife and I decided, we wanted to raise our kids away from the madness and that's what we're taking on.

There's a few things that comes up when you transition from...City to country living. It's things a lot of us might even take for granted like...Running water and sewage LOL

Yeah we are so far away from civilization, we have a drilled well and a septic system which for any that know, isn't always as easy to use as...Turning on the tap or flushing the toilet.

But the bigger issue for me was....The internet!

I work online. My entire life and how I feed my family is done...Online! So having reliable internet is a priority for me. And I did my homework before diving into the move....What would I use for an internet provider? And what about cell phone signals? As the closest cell tower is about 15 kilometres away....

Problem #1 Solved - Thanks Elon!

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No fibre optics out in West Bumble, Alberta! And some of the major satellite providers here in rural Canada are challenging America Online for dial up speeds...

Thankfully our good buddy Elon Musk has this little project he's got going on called Starlink! His high speed and low latency satellite network. I signed up and should be connected tomorrow when my gear is delivered...Crossing fingers that works as well as his Teslas lol

Problem #2 - Cell Service!

First world problems here but...Cell service in rural Alberta sucks! But again, doing my homework I looked at the service maps from Telus, one of the top cell providers in Canada and the map clearly showed my new home, BLANKETED with 5G service!!!!

Joy and happiness!

So my wife and I re-upped our contract and even got ourselves some brand new 5G phones...Guess what?

I'm getting full bars of 3G!!!!

If I'm lucky, I get 1 bar of LTE cell service so, safe to say if we don't get Starlink kicking butt, we'll be in a situation lol

So what did I do tonight?

I have no Starlink...My cell service is awful so I couldn't make my phone a hot spot....

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I drove about 15 miles to the nearest town which had a Starbucks with free Wi-Fi! Grabbed myself one of the best damn coffees I've had in weeks and started to write!

Sitting here, all these 'problems' seem tiny. I am in love with my job. I am beyond thankful for Hive and the opportunity to share with this community my thoughts every day.

To be honest...Things are frickin' awesome right now even with the potential of communications disaster approaching lol.

The little things folks....

Appreciate them.

My coffee tastes great. The Wi-Fi here at Starbucks is perfect. Elon is coming to save the day for me tomorrow....

So grateful, and so thankful. But extra grateful and thankful that you have spent the past few minutes reading my ramblings!

I truly hope you have an amazing day, or night and we can all enjoy the little things that make life so sweet.

(Psssst: Don't tell @taskmaster4450 but tomorrow's CryptoManiacs podcast should be a doozy....Looks like we'll be hosting it live from Starbucks LOL)


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Welcome to the west!

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I'm from the east and will always have love for my hometown...But I'm a Western Canadian now LOL

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Alberta is awesome, you will love it.

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Well I hope the cell service gets better for you. Telus is supposed to be expanding there cell service so keep your fingers crossed. I hope Elon's service works as well as I have heard that it does. Take care out there in the boonies, as this guy is jealous as heck as we would love to move out to the country.
Have a great one

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thanks man. yeah it’s been an adventure for sure lol

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I am really interested in how Starlink works for you. I am looking to move back ti my family farm next year and I already know the internet sucks, lol. But apparently it won’t be ready in that area until late 2023… whomp whomp

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apparently, you can take it with you as well. might be perfect for you.

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It's rough but luckly starlink will help for sure which is actully really cool that that's now a thing You'll have to let me know how that works out for you over time as I'm looking for land to settle on as well here which the markets most likely turning south in the next year or two. Just like I built online I want to now build offline, work the ground and really create something physical is now a new dream of mine. Congrats on the move and all the new adventures. It will come with challenges for sure but you only grow out of your comfort zone. 💪
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for sure man. i’ll keep ya updated. oh dude this is fantastic out here. just need to get the internet rocking but living in the country. so cool.

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🇨🇦 All the best for the new Start in Canada, Jon! You will make it! 💪🏻

PS: Starbucks Wifi and Elon what would the world be without them?! 😁

Regards Thomas

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Mcdonald's was a lifesaver with good internet for me when I moved last time. lol

Looking forward to seeing how you get on with Starlink.

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Can't wait to test it out, should be here later today!

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I remember the days when the internet was slow and I was living in a city when the internet was low speed. I used to write in the notepad or the Word document before going to the cafe like this. I used to upload the moment I used to get connected and then leave. It worked till the time 3G was not there then I started to get good speed from the service and don't have to travel this long. Write in advanced and schedule things if you do youtube. But I suppose your livestream may take pause till you get starlink.

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Oh no doubt, I remember the internet cafes well! I actually built one of my first businesses in one of them....Super slow internet lol

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Hope your internet services and cell signals will be fixed real soon. It can be tough but you will get through it :)

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For sure, things should get better this weekend!

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Hey Jon.Great update on your new living status. Aren't you close to Wood Buffalo Park? When are we gonna get photos of the place? We haul our own water for the house. We know all about about that aspect. Keep up the great work you do.

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That's more north of me right now, but I'm about an hour or so from Wood Buffalo.

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Yes, it's the little things that count.

I remeber the days of going everywhere to find a wifi connection. Our town had internet but we couldn't afford it, so I frequent lots of places on a daily to get online. The local library and a couple in neiborghing cities, Macdonalds and even a local supermarket that hadd a sit down area with wifi, and of course relatives houses. I had no shame in askeing anyone for their wifi password and if they didn't want to give it to me I hand them my device and say 'can you put it in please'.
That was before Hive and even Steem but I was determined to make money online and would do whatever it takes.

Missed you this pass week, it hasn't been the same. So I look forward to you getting hooked up soon and back on the screen.

Have some !PIZZA & !BEER and don't forget a dose of !CTP ......

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It actually feels pretty good doing work like this again...It's how I started my internet journey, trying to find reliable WiFi lolol

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I found it to be a lot of fun sometimes. People always wanted to know what I was doing as they got used to seeing me in some places all the time. I actually built and Avon team recruiting out of McDonalds & holding meetings there.

It was fun but it got old & I just wanted internet at home where I could really relax while I worked.

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So this is why Listnerds website might misbehave for me? I didn't get any staking rewards or tokens for my approved mail.
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Nah our witness server is down, we have been working on restoring it.

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Being grateful is a guaranteed way to shine. It seems natural to communicate these feelings. I am also grateful to @ackza, who introduced me to starlink months ago. I was able to have a copy purchased for personal usage thanks to his assistance, however that will be in the near future since starlink is not yet functioning in Ghana. I'm hoping that this will assist increase the various promotional activities that will take place here. I'm looking forward to organizing an internet hub where I can gather young people to sign them up for the hive blockchain using free internet via the starlink. Thank you for sharing this @jongolson.

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