I started cleaning the house back in March. Amazingly, I’m still on a roll. These moods don’t happen very often, so I’m just going with it. I now have new artwork in the living room. We’ve got the beginning stages of a binder-system for all the special education paperwork. The blog and the lesser websites are 90% in order. The boys are up-to-date for doctors’ appointments. I need to deal with some horrible, unspeakable test of the intestinal tract. I’m checking things off the checklist, baby!
Today’s job was dealing with the rickety WiFi system in the house. I knew that our system wasn’t working properly, but things finally crapped out two days ago when an extender died. The only place that the WiFi worked was in the tiny basement office. Ian started racking up huge data overage charges. Without access to his beloved Netflix in bedroom, Jonah was super sad.
I finally set up an appointment with the cable guys to put the router in a sensible place. The router is currently hiding in the farthest corner of the house behind the original cement foundation for the house. Moving it wasn’t going to solve the problem on its own, so I went shopping today. The nerdest salesman in Best Buy gave me Router 101 lessons. He explained that routers need to be replaced every year or so. Our household demands required a much better router (5 cell phones, 2 lap tops, 2 desktops, 3 tablets, streaming TV, gaming). The older N600 models don’ t work anymore.
The router is installed. Sensible passwords are in place. There’s two or three bars everywhere in the house. We’ll see if Wednesday’s cable guy can get up three bars throughout the house. So, another chore that I have completed by 90%. (Yes, this is the biggest first world problem evah.)
Next up — Our jerry-rigged sound system is 15 years old. I need something that will be old school enough to play CDs and connect to the turntable. I also want to connect to Spotify and wireless speakers. I need it to be cute. Still, doing my research on that.