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Thread: What I do while posts & pics are downloading

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    You guys are gonna laugh, but I have dialup which can be so slooooowww. Instead of playing solitare I have decided to do some handsewing--like finishing the binding on some little quilts--while pics and posts come up. Tonight got the binding on a mini done Yeah!!

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    Great job on multi-tasking :D:D:D
    I remember what it was like when I had dial up... wish I would have thought of this :wink:

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    I thought that playing solitare was REQUIRED while waiting for stuff to download on dial-up!! I've been known to sneak a mini nap at times while waiting. I HATE DIAL-UP!!!!
    It's the price we pay for living in the country, I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    I thought that playing solitare was REQUIRED while waiting for stuff to download on dial-up!! I've been known to sneak a mini nap at times while waiting. I HATE DIAL-UP!!!!
    It's the price we pay for living in the country, I guess.


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    Wow, me too! But I don't hate dial-up nearly enough to move back to the suburbs... dial-up it will have to be for me...however, for enough money we could have satellite if I'd rework the fabric budget....NOT! I'm still happy with livin' in the country....whatever the price!

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    What a great way to pass the time while waiting.

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    Oh, the good old days of dial-up! Multi-tasking was King! I paid bills, cleaned the bathroom, folded wash, etc. I'm not saying things are stacking up, but there were pluses to dial-up!! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    I thought that playing solitare was REQUIRED while waiting for stuff to download on dial-up!! I've been known to sneak a mini nap at times while waiting. I HATE DIAL-UP!!!!
    It's the price we pay for living in the country, I guess.


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    I don't know much about computers but can't you get wireless connection in the country?

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    We moved to the country in 1992 and could not get wireless connection until 2008. My sister lives 15 minutes from me and she can not get wireless. She and her husband are retired from Bell South and ATT. :shock: she will not go on line to check her mail because it takes so long. :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    You guys are gonna laugh, but I have dialup which can be so slooooowww. Instead of playing solitare I have decided to do some handsewing--like finishing the binding on some little quilts--while pics and posts come up. Tonight got the binding on a mini done Yeah!!
    I still play solitaire, go get coffee, go to the john LOL, anything to kill time

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    Sue[/quote]

    I don't know much about computers but can't you get wireless connection in the country?[/quote]

    Where we live, we are 10 miles from downtown York PA and can't get wireless. So we were really glad when the phone company finally made some changes out our way. Hear later the changes came about because company employees out here made some noise.

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    I can get Hugesnet for about $60/month....don't know if I really want another dish on the house and thats alittle steep for me. I only pay $8.00/mo now and don't really spend alot of time online, usually just in AM

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    there ya go.......

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    I had high speed for years and just gave it up. Too expensive now that I have watched all the quilting videos on quilterstv and qnntv.
    Now I just need it for email, the board and shopping so dial up is fine. I read quilting novels while waiting or do chores or Cut fabric etc.

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    Satellite is too expensive for us. I have, on occasion, driven to our library in town to view pictures when someone sends them. It's quicker than waiting for the download!

    Gee, I never thought of cleaning while waiting!! Don't tell my husband that's possible, okay? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    You guys are gonna laugh, but I have dialup which can be so slooooowww. Instead of playing solitare I have decided to do some handsewing--like finishing the binding on some little quilts--while pics and posts come up. Tonight got the binding on a mini done Yeah!!
    great idea.

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    We switched from Blue Wave satallite to antennea. Cheaper by $18 a month and TONS BETTER!!!! Blue Wave, are you listening???

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    Now I'm really lol. Thought I was the only one dealing with dial up! FYI--it's faster tonight and I can speed (ha) through some of the pics! I live down in the valley--neighbors 1 mile away have satellite. I wouldn't trade my valley for anything--lots of spring flowers now.

    jbud2--our daughter's first job was in the York Co Ext Office as a 4-H livestock specialist. I remember when she and I moved her out there. She gave me the front seat and a spot for a small piece of luggage!! She enjoyed her stay there.

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    I remember those days! I hate dial up and I'll gladly pay to have high speed, after all, my time is worth something :lol:

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    I am on a roll--tonight I sewed binding on May Doll Swap quilt, a sample for the LQS, and another mini. Have 2 Alzheimer's mini's to work on, too! Makes me want to love dial-up lol

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