MISCELLANEOUS

I had to buy a new router for my home. The one that I bought for about $20 almost ten years ago seems to slow down to one-quarter speed at random times and then stays at that speed until I notice how slow it is. I then have to reboot the router, which seems to fix it until it happens again. I suppose I could just do this indefinitely and save myself a few dollars but wifi technology has come a long in the last decade.

I decided to get a new router that also operates on the 5GHz band as well as the old 2.4GHz. Back in my day, routers commonly only had two antennas but this new one has four. So the router was delivered today but sadly, I am not able to install it. It’s double the size of my old one so the short Ethernet cables I have in my network closet aren’t long enough to reach where this new router needs to go because it’s so big. I had to order a five-pack of longer Ethernet cables before this new piece of equipment can go in.

On the flooring front, the dude who I’ve been talking to took a week off last week so I wasn’t able to make any progress there until today. I returned the samples I got from the flooring store and then we booked an appointment for them to come to my place to take rough measurements. I also got a rough quote from them. It won’t be cheap to get new floors, that’s all I’ll have to say about that for now.

I totally get why some people install their own floors, it can save you thousands of dollars but it’s just not practical in my case. I am not the most natural home renovation person and I know I would made a ton of mistakes. A lot of these mistakes would just wind up costing me money, time, and frustration. In the end, I wouldn’t even be able to guarantee I’d have new floors that I would be happy with. This is one of the times where spending money to get a professional to utilize their skills and experience is completely worth it.

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