Tracking Ed Monroe as he travels to Haiti and other exotic(?) places

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday morning July 26

Hello from Peoria. You may have been wondering why I have been so silent. We awoke on Wednesday morning to find that we no longer had internet service. We tried every thing we could think of to remedy the situation but had no success. We finally determined that the internet modem (surfboard) was not working as there were only 2 of the 5 led's burning and it felt extremely hot. Papa Dick called the service man and he came out on Wednesday afternoon and replaced the modem. He told us he would contact Hughes Net who is the satellite internet service what the new IP address was for the new modem and we would be up and running soon. When we had not heard from him by Thursday morning, Papa Dick called his boss, Hoodrich, to find out what the problem was. Well, it seems that Hughes Net switched satellites and are using a satellite that does not have a strong enough signal to connect to Haiti. Hence we had no internet. I will post what I have written and had intended to post on Wednesday. Sometime, later this weekend, I hope to write about our Thursday and Friday experiences. But, for now, I plan to relax and visit with my wife and family.

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