My recent mortgage column generated a lot of interest (heh, heh). Thanks to everyone who sympathized and gave advice. I am pleased to report LoanCare was very gracious and professional in accepting one final check from me. If I was math-clever I would figure how much interest I saved by paying off the loan in half the allotted time.

Now, gentle readers, my budget is a bit more open. It is time for me to enter the 21st Century and I call for your input: I want to learn what device or service will connect me to the outside world; specifically the Internet.

I do not want the newfangled version of the Walkman because I need to hear my environment. I cannot tell you how many times I reached for a hose only to have it hiss at me and slither away. Yikes!

Last time I looked at television was ten years ago. After hearing you all talk about what’s on TV, I’m pretty sure I don’t want anything to do with that, either.

Readers, what do you recommend I buy or subscribe to for Internet access? An e-thing or an i-thing? Most important: Will it work in Bouse? This is a goofy area, radio-wise – I’m more likely to pick up Kansas City than Lake Havasu City depending on the weather.

If I want to access facebook, does that “eat bandwidth”? What about U-Tube videos? I hear about Internet providers who ban downloads or charge extra. Perhaps I should buy a raffle ticket from PAACE and try to win one of everything!

One thing my readers have in abundance are opinions. I look forward to reading yours.

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Cate Mueller is a web designer, editor, reporter and photographer in Bouse, Arizona. To visit her website, click here.

Editor’s note 2/15: There’s less than a day now to get your iRaffle tickets! Purchase them online HERE.

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