One of the exiting parts of moving to a house in the country is learning which services are available and which aren't. For example, we don't get cable TV on our street. 0.8 miles away, at our previous house, we had cable TV. But not here - not enough people on this street for the cable company to bother stringing a line. We have DSL, though, so we can get 8Mbps internet, instead of the 30Mbps we got at the last house (or the 300Mbps we got at our apartment). It's apparently enough for streaming video, so all is well.

We also, we just learned, can't get garbage pickup. So, it looks like I'll be hauling trash to the dump in my car. Time to get a plastic trunk liner!

3 thoughts on “Learning

  1. Countme-In

    Well, you should sell the dump and move back into your previous house.

    What were you thinking?

    (three winky faces)

    1. cleek Post author

      and as soon as we got there, the place filled up with ugly cardboard boxes full of crap that neither of us want anymore!

  2. Robert Zimmerman

    I understand completely!

    I moved a few years back to a rural part of Texas. Although I’m in an incorporated area (710 residents), we have no city taxes and consequently, no city services. I pay about $300 yr for a private company for garbage pickup once a week and keep a trailer around for bulk that goes to the dump. Limited to DSL through the phone line.
    The good news is you have some “elbow room” in that you’re neighbor is not right on top of you. Also, water in the big city was costing me about $170 mo because it included fees for garbage, bulk pickup, sewer, storm sewer and whatever else they could think of to charge for that we were getting included in our taxes before anyway. Now, I pay about $20.
    Country has it’s charm. I’m assuming you think so also or you wouldn’t have made the move.

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