I may be going into "forced retirement"

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I may be going into "forced retirement"


Since I have no idea how quickly things may occur, I felt I should report that I may have to give up on-line gameplay in the near future. I may still be able to visit the website.

The issue is simple. Internet connectivity in the Mohave Desert is probably only a restricted bandwidth, satellite dish account. 5Gb/month is about 1 HULU show/day, so you can see where on-line gaming would be impossible. I will be able to access about 100 web pages a day, far fewer than I normally do just reading my RSS FEEDS. I do not know what the bandwidth cost is for IM chat, but no more SKYPE. Even that ISP costs $50/month and I will be damn lucky to get that. It is 20 miles to the nearest town and I have had grade school classrooms with more people in them than in the entire town. This will change my entire life and I am only beginning to realize how much, since almost all of my socialization is on-line, even now. The upside is I will get more daily socialization as I am moving in with my SO. I will miss chatting and playing with many of the SAS clan and its "Irregulars". I may be forced to read a book. I hope the situation will be better but I must prepare for the worst/most-likely situation. I may also be without any Internet for a few months or even permanently. So if I "disappear" it will not be because I want to.

We often do not realize what we have until we lose it.

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Always nice games with you Cougs, too bad we weren't able to have more! Good luck with your internet and hope to still see you around!

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Well, I am still in my old place but HD died and the screws that hold it in will not unscrew. No help from Gateway but they will remove them for $200 and put in the same model HD that was failing in under 18 mopnths. About to remove the DVD-RW optical drive from the case and use a torch on the screws and risk losing the data. Miss RvS and especially SAS. Not helped by rereading RAINBOW SIX novel.

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Howdy there Cougar, Myself, Dont have the slightest idea what ya sayin there.