I decided to do something about the backyard Wi-Fi today. Last week I discovered it wasn’t working and that as soon as I left the back porch, my phone transferred to using my data plan. Since I rarely leave my…

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I decided to do something about the backyard Wi-Fi today. Last week I discovered it wasn’t working and that as soon as I left the back porch, my phone transferred to using my data plan.

Since I rarely leave my house, my data plan is set very low and I was making videos in the backyard

sometimes This particular hen likes to visit me. Last week it jumped up on my lap and surprised me causing a bit of drama involving both the rooster and the dog who I assume felt they were being protective. The rooster of the hen, and the dog of me. A brief altercation came about and I didn’t have that on film because it all happened so fast and it took me by surprise.

There are times however when I feel like making videos of the animals or the backyard and doing that on my data plan just wasn’t feasible.

We have a limited number of outlets for power in this house so it took a bit of rearranging but I was able to move the Wi-Fi booster close to the rear window. I now have usable Wi-Fi all the way back to the chicken coop. This means I can take pictures of the pig and upload them or stream video of any activity around the backyard.

This pleases me. I’d like to get back into making videos that aren’t related to blowing clouds. My motivation is slowly returning.

Unfortunately one of the house rules is that I don’t take pictures of the backyard or the animals share them online. It’s an odd level of paranoia. He has incredible pride in some things but not quite enough pride to share them.

I actually understand this because I’ve blogged about it many times. When you are alone living in your own head or in his case alone living with pets that don’t speak back there is no feedback for your genius. Everything is fantastic great and pride worthy. It’s just not share worthy because no one has confirmed the genius for you.

I suffer from this as well. I am proud of many things in my life, but I’m not proud enough to share them with strangers because I can’t be sure they really are pride worthy and not just in my head.

You need it best friend for the first share. We all need the best friend to talk to and show our work to so that they can tell us the truth without the embarrassment of making the first share in public or on national TV. I call this the William Hung syndrome. In William hung’s case, he truly believed his singing was #prideworthy and because he never shared it with anyone he knew, he appeared on America’s got talent and got famous for being so bad it was funny. It was mean and cruel to do so, but hard not to laugh.

It taught me that anything I’m proud of might be #mockworthy if I don’t confirm it with someone I trust first. I don’t currently have that relationship with anyone. I don’t currently have a close best friend. I’m working on it.

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