In the fall of 2005, I moved into my “first” house here in Beattyville, KY. During the first couple of weeks of being in that home, I went through all the things you do when you move somewhere. I set up all the various utilities like water, electric, tv, and even phone. When the phone company came out to set up my landline service, I inquired of them about when I would be able to get high speed internet at my house. The service technicians told me that I would surely have it with in the next two years. Well, 2007 came and went and I didn’t have it and even 9 years later I found myself still lusting after the high speed internet that family and friends in other places were able to get. All that changed on Tuesday as I finally entered into the high speed world!
I am now finding it hard to believe that I can actually watch videos online and don’t have to worry about using up all the bandwidth I have for the month in a couple of days. I sometimes feel like I need to pinch myself to make sure it’s not a dream or a big joke someone is playing on me. Not only that things I would do for the Rec Center website or for the mission easier to do, but I have even more possibilities of what I can do. For the past several years, I’ve wondered about taking some online classes to further my education for both help in ministry and also personal growth. Due to bad connections and over all unreliability I’ve not looked too hard into my options. Now, that’s something I hope to change and get working on in the near future.
In the next few months AT&T is going to be continuing to work in our area spreading high speed internet around our community. While I am so glad and excited to have it at my house finally it has not yet reached the Lee County Recreational Center. Please pray that it will get there soon. One of the ways that we hope to help the financial situation out at the Rec Center is offering wifi and becoming an internet cafe. With so many rock climbers and hikers in our area, as well as members of our community in general, needing internet access I have no doubt that this would be a huge draw and financial boost for us. So please please pray that this will happen soon!
In the mean time, I may be taking more of my computer work home with me, but the ease that I can do it with is still amazing me!