We went to church on Sunday morning. After lunch we drove back to Edmonton for another week of work.
Monday our Starlink dish kit showed up on our daughter’s doorstep.
Tuesday evening, we drove Ezekiel to his ball game. We watched about half. Staying to the end would be past my bedtime. Becky was done with the littler kids’ games and drove to pick him up.
This week was only four ten-hour days. Juanita drove home on Wednesday for a doctor’s appointment on Thursday. Thursday afternoon she planted the flower seedlings she brought from Edmonton. I drove home to Meadow Lake Thursday evening.
Friday morning, I got up and did half of my walk for the day, walking out to the highway and back before settling into using the scaffold to install the Starlink dish. It unpacked easily. After taking a few measurements I had built a frame to screw the stock base onto. We clamped the frame to the scaffold, mounted the dish to the base and ran the cable down to the laundry room. Hooking the wires to the hub took seconds. I set the hub on the washing machine. In only a couple of minutes it had communicated with the dish and the dish had found its happy spot and we had over a hundred Mbps download speed.
It was eleven-thirty. I decided showing up at the fab shop to buy some scraps just before lunch might be annoying. I’ll go after lunch. The local fab shop parking lot was empty on my drive by after lunch. I guess Friday is their half-day. On to the hardware store. I bought nuts, screws, washers and bolts with the plan to use Unistrut to mount the Starlink bracket. Off to the electric supply house. They, too, work half days on Friday. Back to the hardware store. Buy some more screws for Plan D. I have definitely been overthinking this mount.
Ernie and Kohen showed up to help. I put both to work. By six we had the dish up and working with the hub in the house. The scaffold is disassembled and on the ground. All the cable is neat and tidy with proper pass throughs. The dish can see a few tree-tops on its periphery but it doesn’t degrade service in any noticeable manner.
With all the up and down and going for parts and tools there was no need for an evening walk to hit ten thousand steps.
Saturday dawned brown. Heavy smoke in the air from forest fires. No morning walk today. Instead, I take advantage of having serious bandwidth to settle in and do the bulk of the work to build three months of update web pages for posting tomorrow. In the evening we put the scaffold frames into storage and took a walk on our paths. The smoke is a little less thick.