Sometimes we wonder if there are enough letters in the alphabet when plans start out as one thing and end up as something else.
We tried the paragraph a) appendage (ii) , but gave up trying to mentally keep up (it’s become a bit of a game, we are so sad!), so just start another plan and begin again.
Hubby has been mentally working on improving our WIFI reception for a while.
It’s always been a bit iffy as past (multiple) posts have mentioned, and our little gizmo enhancer sticks are brilliant for boosting the signal, most of the time.
However, we have the drawback of hanging wires everywhere, which can be a bit of a knitting game or obstacle course.
Hubby had the plan of putting our gizmos outside on a pole (all suitably enclosed to protect them from the elements) and having a socket on the inside of the boat that we just plugged into.
Being a useful guy and knowing a fair bit about electronics, wiring, telephones and PCs, his plan suddenly all came together in his head and we purchased some ‘ingredients’ last week.
This included a 6 foot length of 21.5 mm white plastic waste pipe, a similar sized plastic tee-piece, some cable and some fittings.
Everything was going swimmingly in theory, and we just needed to get two cheap USB leads so that we could cut off the required socket connectors.
What had been available in their hundreds less than 6 months ago are now like hens teeth, and so Plan A has evolved into Plan B.
Coming back in the car yesterday after our fruitless search, I made the comment that it wasn’t as if it was like a telephone socket where you could just lift the lip and plug in your connection.
I suddenly heard brain matter whirring noises, mumblings and mutterings, then suddenly those immortal words ‘That would actually work’.
We needed a pound shop.
The pound shop here is useless, and besides, rumour has it that it’s going to close and they are winding down their stock.
So we are off to one of the Major Towns some 15 miles away where we know there are pound shops all over the place, so Hubby is optimistic at getting the bits he wants.