New Meters

The utility company came to my neighborhood and replaced everyone’s meters.

The new meters will send information to the utility company using wi-fi, so they don’t have to come out and read them anymore.

Mom and I went to look at the new meter and I noticed it had a black button.

Me:  I wonder what this button does.

Mom:  I don’t know, but you probably shouldn’t touch it.  You might mess something up.

I pressed the button and nothing happens, so I pressed it five more times.

Mom:  What is wrong with you?

Me:  I don’t know.  I see a button and I have to press it.


Ten Printers Please

I went to Staples today, because I am thinking about buying a new printer.  I found a basic printer (HP brand) for $33.99 and I was impressed by the low cost.  The printer comes with everything you need, including a set of ink cartridges.

I was about ready to buy the printer and decided to find out how much it will cost to buy replacement ink cartages.  It cost $51.99 to buy a set of cartridges for the printer.

That just boggles my mind.  It would be cheaper to replace the printer whenever it runs out of ink than to buy new ink.

Maybe I will just buy 10 printers and be done with it.


Google Fiber Ultra High Speed Internet

Google Fiber is coming to Huntsville, Alabama.

I was excited to hear the news, but I must admit I was also a bit surprised.  Huntsville is not a major city; however, it will be one of the first places to receive the new ultra fast internet service.

According to Jill Szuchmacher, director of expansion for Google Fiber, Huntsville was chosen for three reasons:

  1. It has the highest per-capita concentration of engineers in the United States.
  2. It is third in the nation for science and technology careers.
  3. The leadership in Huntsville has a clear vision for the importance of broadband internet and is willing to work with Google to make the project a success.  (

I am excited about getting ultra fast internet and I am proud to call Huntsville (a.k.a. The Rocket City) home.