It was a pretty chilly morning but I was still able to ride the little Beta 250 around for a while, I just had to wear a long sleeve shirt while doing it.
I think today is about the halfway point in my stay at the La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA boondocking area and the week just flew by. I'm not sure where I'm going to go after this but the options I've been considering are... re-up for another two weeks and stay here, ease on over to Ajo Arizona. Which by the way is pronounced Ah-ho. Or head up north to Lake Havasu City. At the moment all three ideas are equally appealing to me so I'm hoping the closer I get to leaving one of those will start looking better and better, but if I get to the point where I just can't make up my mind I might just do all three.
I'm getting more used to dealing with my new Verizon unlimited data plan. To refresh your memory, even though I've got unlimited phone data now Verizon can throttle me, which means slow down my Internet service, after I've used 22 gigs of data. And using my phone as a hotspot gets severely throttled after using 15 gigs of data.
So I've been trying to use as little hotspot data as possible which so far has meant, working on my blog using my laptop and a few software updates that I had to get on my laptop. And I've been trying to use a lot of the unlimited phone data in an effort to reach my 22 gig limit as quickly as possible to see what effect the throttling is going to have on my normal Internet use.
At the moment I'm almost halfway through my monthly billing cycle, and I've used 21 gigs of the unlimited phone data and 3.6 gigs of hotspot data. Which means I will use up my unthrottled data today, and living with my 15 gigs/month of hotspot data seems doable.
So the key to whether or not this unlimited plan is going to work for me hinges on how slow and how often the throttling is going to be. And when they throttle my unlimited data will my hotspot data even be fast enough to work it all. I'm sure hoping it works but if not I'll just go back to my full speed 30 gigs a month plan.
This is a picture of the two carpet kneeling mats that I bought yesterday. They were a dollar apiece and they work great. They have a thick felt backing so they're kind of cushiony and are perfectly comfortable when I'm kneeling in the rocks.