I am not really complaining, but the other members of the church have put me in charge of Buildings and Grounds for the church and now I have to figure out how to get them to provide me with the resources we need to get the work done. In fact it is going to be getting hot in the sanctuary very rapidly. We need to find inexpensive HVAC services in NYC, but to this point there is not any agreement on how to find the money. If you go inside the sanctuary you will immediately see what is going to happen on a sunny day. On each side of the building we have half a dozen stained glass windows. Each of them is probably close to thirty feet tall and on the right side of the room they face the parking lot. As soon as the sun starts to shine, that room heats up like an oven. On week days we do not pay to keep it cool and it gets ungodly hot in there.
So if we do not fix it soon we are going to have some real problems. In fact it would likely not be safe to hold services in there. We could put some really big fans in there, but that only works for those right in front of the fans. We do that out in the shops at work, we buy these really big powerful fans. So long as you are directly in front of them, they will cool you down. If it gets really hot you turn them all the way up and they are very powerful. Of course in a church that is going to blow things around and a lot of the women are not going to like have their best clothes tossed about.
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I thought that having to go without cable Internet would be a pain when we moved just out of the suburbs into a more rural area. We used to live in the last housing plan on the road before it turns into corn field and dairy farm country. Now we are in a nice farmhouse in the middle of a couple of hundred acres with satellite Internet that really surprised me in how well it works.
There are different plans for how much data you can use in a month. The plans offer 55, ,60, 65 and 70 gigs of bandwidth per month. Different plans seem to have different allowances for overages. All of the plans for the service I looked at offer another 50 gigs of bandwidth that you can use between 2 and 8 am. I’m up late anyway, so I take advantage of that free extra bandwidth every month.
The satellite Internet service we have offers different speeds too. You can have 1 or 2 Mbps upload speeds with a 5, 10 or 15 Mbps download speed. That is not bad for rural Internet service. I can use that speed to watch streaming movies, videos or television shows. I can play music in the background while I work online too. It is more than fast enough for that.
You can install an app to monitor how much data you use on your computer at home to be able to estimate how many gigs of monthly bandwidth you will need. Don’t forget that your smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, streaming players and other devices such as Wi-Fi security cameras will be using the Internet as well. Account for how much data they will be using each month. Many families will find that they are likely using less data per month on the Internet than they originally thought.
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