Houston, Do You Read Me?

Well, we’re up and running.

But in order to do so – to have the type of Internet we take for granted back home: fast enough to stream Netflix with no, gasp!, buffering – we had to have a 20-foot tower erected on the top of our house.


The communications tower for our interstellar mission, J. says.

I just hope it doesn’t knock our resale value into the ground, I respond.

To which he says, It’s the north, honey. People do crazy s*&t up here.

We’ll see (not that I’m not loving the thought of back-to-back episodes of Star Trek: Next Gen).

Here’s the photographic evidence. Let me know what you think.


18 Responses to Houston, Do You Read Me?

  1. Ryan January 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    It needs flashing lights.

  2. Laura January 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    I agree with Amber…kinda like some sort of scientific laboratory. I would expect to walk in and see miraculous plants in jars and whirring machines everywhere. Good on ya for getting hooked up so quickly. Xxoo

  3. carey carter January 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    well….look at all the stuff they put in outer space….so it’s perfectly fine! you could use it for a flag pole…..lol….or decorate it for each holiday/special occasion…..red for valentines day. green for st. patty’s day….lol. awesome you got it up and running so fast! good luck to Jason on his first day! we need to set up a Skype date!

    love and miss you both!

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

      You win the most creative use of roof pole award. I love it! Decorating it for various holidays!!! We could fly a ghost from it on Hallowe’en πŸ˜‰ Yes, let’s arrange a Skype date! I’ll pass on the message to J.

  4. Sue January 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I am impressed with the speed of your organization and installation ability, let alone how fast the internet might be. Good for you! Move right in and make it yours. That ‘s a good idea. And it detracts not one whit from the house. Probably ups the resale value- great amenities, it says.
    Congratulations on the move. Best of luck next week to Jason.
    Cheers, and happy new year,

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

      We cannot live without our Internet… Thanks for the good wishes, Sue, and all the very, very best to you in 2013 πŸ™‚ Miss you – L.

  5. Amber January 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    I like it. It looks smart. It says smart people live here. I’m amazed you guys got around to it so quickly.

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

      Thanks, Am! Yeah, we had to do it right away…

  6. Hazel January 6, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    Hey there Lauren and Jay,
    Good to hear that the wagon train made it. The tower is rather delicate in nature:) Kind of reminds me of some of the early ’60’s Si-fi creations. Looks good to me and it’s functional.
    Be well and stay warm.

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

      Thanks, Hazel! Good to hear from you. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  7. Ryan January 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Looks better than the giant array I have over my house!

    Makes it look like you have an RC house!

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Love that! Like a toy house πŸ™‚

  8. Joy Mills January 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    I like it. Makes the place look warmer and friendly. It clearly says, “Communication happens here.” All the best for Monday, Jay. I’ll be thinking of you as I settle in for the long haul with my own class. Love to you both, Mom/Joy

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

      Communication DOES happen here. We both just sent a Skype request to you.

  9. Mom January 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    It looks kind of delicate and cute.
    I think you’ll start a new fad and they’ll start popping up all over.
    Your first contribution to The Pas.

    Love you,


    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Thx. Mom…

  10. Dad and Valerie January 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    I think it’s great! He’s right, people do crazy things, but that’s not crazy. You will appreciate it when the weather keeps you inside, etc, etc, etc. Nice to hear from you. Hope jason’s first day is good!

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Already appreciating it… The Internet is faster here than it was back home. I’ve passed that message onto Jason.

I would love to hear what you think!

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