We had the digital converter box hooked up to the TV and at the dealership we got 2 channels and the picture was very clear, but now we're not getting a clear picture and only a couple of channels in our driveway but with the other fifth wheel and the same digital converter we got quite a few channels with a clear signal and picture. Here's a shot of the antenna.
I'm putting networking to work for me...any ideas??? Times like these I'm wishing I had worked on expanding my audience instead of just waiting for others to find me. Not that it matters too much at the moment since we'll have cable hookup in Gatlinburg.
I just checked the 10 day forecast for Gatlinburg and it looks like they're expecting it to be in the 60's with no wind just about every day. Sounds like perfect hiking weather to me!
We'll be staying at Camping in the Smokies RV Park, and when I called yesterday they said they're busy so I'm happy their business isn't suffering. I had to cancel the reservation for my parents who were supposed to be joining us but I've got Wayne convinced we'll still be going. I'm pretty sure this budget mess will be fixed before the weekend and if it isn't I'm thinking the governors of Tennessee and North Carolina will get the money together to reopen the park and head off any more decline in tourism dollars and tax revenue.
As for the shutdown itself, I found a really good link at the Washington Post website that explains about the medical device tax issue. Click on the video toward the bottom, it's short and easy to understand, which is something that is sometimes hard to come by when the topic of anything politically related comes up! I think it makes sense that a small tax on devices will pay off in the long run due to increased sales by people who now have coverage. The reality is that the money has to come from somewhere, and all the better if the ones paying taxes see an eventual increase in revenue that will offset the initial drop in their profit. And sometimes it's okay to spend more money to help others even if there isn't anything to gain personally, but that's just my little ole opinion.