Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Moved Into A New House

Every since last Thursday, I've off work until today.  I closed on a house, had 3 friends show up and moved that afternoon.  Spent most of the night getting bed and furniture arranged and unboxing boxes on stuff we needed for the next morning.  Worked on getting the house arranged and everything put up and didn't get done until Sunday at some point.  I didn't hardly sleep any during this move.  If I got 4 hours during a night, that was a lot.

What the worse part of it all was Saturday morning when I went back to the old house to tear down and cut up the old swing set we had as it had just seen its last days.  My eye was crusty that morning.  Throughout the whole day, I kept getting mucus in my eye all day.  During the night, I woke up like three times and both my eyes were sealed shut.  Had to get all the crust off them.  By the time I got up on Sunday, my eyes were bloodshot red.  I had no idea what was going on and the wife said go to the medstop.  So I went and found out I got pink eye in both my eyes.  I've never had pink eye in my life and I don't even know where I got it from.  So lost as to how I actually got it.  So I got drops and antibiotics to help me clean it up.  I actually got some white back in my eyes today for the first time.  I'm sure by the end of the week I'll have it fully cleared up.

Needless to say, I haven't felt like playing games at all during all this so I haven't played any.  Which I couldn't have anyway as my Dlink wireless router up an died on me during the move.  I had already been researching for a new router and went ahead and ordered a Netgear WNDR 3800 wireless router.  It's dual band with 2.4 and 5 GHz built in.  Two USB ports that I plan to use for cloud storage and hooking my printer up to it.  This router is the biggest router I've ever owned.  It's almost double the size of my past routers.  Not going to complain if it does the job it's supposed too.

I do currently have an issue with it and it's dropping my 2.4 GHz signal to all my devices.  Which everything I have is on that except my iPad 2.  Which I thought my laptop was able to connect to 5 GHz but it won't see that range at all.  I'll have to find a way to upgrade my 360 to the Wireless N device later on if I can find one on the cheap.

I've changed the MTU from 1500 to 1400 and it helped it stay on longer but it's still dropping.  I just picked channel 1 and I'm testing to see how long this last until it drops offline.  If it drops, then I'll go to channel 6 and 11.  Those are supposed to be the best channels to use with Netgear.  So will see how that goes.  So I'll be testing the next few days on that.

We got rid of 5 pieces of furniture before we moved and we had to get the kids a new dresser to replace the one we got rid of.  It should be delivered Thursday, so I'll be glad to get it as they need some drawers to put all their clothes in.

A furniture place in the next town over is having to close up shop as they are going to tear down the building and put in a gas station.  Crazy though considering one is across the street already and that business has been there for 50 years.  It sucks but everything was 50% off, so we got 2 new couches to replace the old one we had.  So no more being cramped all on one couch.

Which this is another cool thing that I didn't realize I was going to get.  I actually have more room in the living room for my Kinect compared to the old house.  We thought it was going to be smaller but the other house had a rectangle living room where this one is more like a big square.  So we are actually farther back from the TV and it looks small now compared to before.  With all the stuff that was in the living room when we looked at the house, it just looked like a small living room.  So we're happy for that.

Especially since we have the Twister game, plan to get Dance Central 2, and Just Dance 3 for the Kinect.  Kinect is slowly taking over on all my games.  We own WipeOut now as well.

We are going to drop cable as well this week.  Going to keep just the internet and try to stream everything.  So going to hold onto Netflix and do some Hulu.  I've got a program called Playon that I have setup to stream shows and stuff from all the website that streams to the Xbox 360, PS3, iPad, ipod touches, and smart phones.  Which is another reason I needed a new router to be able to handle all this bandwidth and not mess up my online gaming.  8P

So once I get over this pink eye, get some good rest, and get this router fully setup like I want, I'll be back online playing again.