Robert Charity Of ‘Charity Electric’, Barnstead — One Fine, Dependable, Competent Electrician Serving Central New Hampshire.
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Robert Charity was recommended to I by a builder in Barnstead — the Dad of a friend of mine. When I had told him that I needed some wiring done, he, with nary a hesitation said: “Robert Charity, of Charity Electric, is your man“. He was dead right.
Robert did the external Cat 7 ethernet wiring I needed to complete my TDS 1 Gigabit installation.
Robert Charity was a delight to deal with from the get go. No messing around. He was responsive, prompt and a man of his word.
He does good work. Very careful, very diligent, very thorough and extremely competent. A son of an electrician (from Mass.) he sure knows his stuff. He is very reasonable too when it comes to pricing. I was very impressed and pleased.
He specializes in backup generators and IF I ever get one it would be from him and no one else.
Another Heartwarming Example Of Human Ingenuity — A ‘Snap-On’, On/Off Ice Crampon For Walking Sticks.
In my old age and my increasing infirmity I am, these days, never far from a walking stick. You will rarely see me outside without one. At the last count (this morning) I now have seven (yes, 7) active walking sticks stashed around the garage and house so that I can always easily have one at hand.
Given that we live in the arctic circle and winter is here, a big concern is that of I slipping on ice (as I did on February 28) and further damaging my already deteriorating body. So, I went ‘Googling’ on Amazon. I had faith in human ingenuity. Didn’t take long to find the above.
Beyond perfect. The DAMN thing folds up, at the snap of a finger. Brilliant. Love it. Tried it out today. Great.
Isn’t human ingenuity just so GREAT.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
Then, 20-minutes later, out of the windows, I saw the purples. Had to abandon my shopping cart and run outside to take the other pictures.
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The TDS 1 Gigabit upgrade is now finally done (I think). TDS won’t do any external wiring and I needed some to finish the job.
Today, Robert the owner of ‘Charity Electric‘ (out of Barnstead, NH), came and spent 3-hours installing 100’ of flat, CAT 7 Ethernet cable and now I have a permanent, long-term connection between the TDS router on the 1st floor and the TDS Extender on the 4th floor (which provides a hardwired LAN connection to this PC via a TDS provided LAN switch).
‘Charity Electric‘ did a BANG UP job. Real nice work. Very tidy, professional, conscientious and painstaking. Good pricing too. Kudos. Nothing but good words. Highly recommended.
I was using a jerry-rigged Ethernet connection for the last 10-days. I had cables running all over the place on the 1st floor. Having this direct cable, 100’ maybe, appears to have made a difference. Look at the speeds I am getting. I am happy.
I got the Cat 7 cable from Amazon. Decent price. Came with gold connectors. Seemed a shame to cut them off. So, Robert, kindly, installed all 100′.
I am happy. Relieved to get this behind me.
Is it compulsory that I have to say something about this? I don’t really want to go into why it was sombre — for I. Some of you, my more long term followers, may recognize this vista. It belongs — or I should say — BELONGED to a friend of mine. He passed away October 22, 2019. He will never see this again. This was for him.
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Started way back in the 1990s. That what happens when you have 4-kids spanning a 17-year age gap. The only reason I am not contending 27-years is that I think I had a 3-year gap when Matthew was around 8 and no longer needed I to take him around. Then, in 2003 Devanee came around. I have taken kids trick-or-treating in: New Ipswich, Greenville, Temple, Nashua, Gilford and Alton. I can honestly claim, that in 1992, I established trick-or-treating on Route 45 (the shortest marked highway in the U.S.) between Greenville and Temple. This was rural, with minimum 4-acre lots. Houses were far apart and at the end of long (often steep) driveways. You went from house-to-house by car. If you walked you would, at best, in 2-hours, get to 5 houses. So, nobody had done trick-or-treating on that road.
Danielle was three and Route 45 was the nearest road to us. So, I took her, in a Jeep, trick-or-treating. Nobody was expecting trick-or-treaters. It never had been done. Some were very embarrassed and distressed. There were offers of money and dollar bills put into her pail. Others rummaged around. She got a lot of apples — this being prime apple orchard country. But, universally, there was a consensus that we had to come back next year and that they would be ready. And they were. We had fun.
Up until 4pm today I was not 100% sure that I would not be going out. She could still have changed her mind. She didn’t.
I must confess I was glad we didn’t have to go out today. It was raining quite heavily — though the temperature was blamy, in the mid-60s. We would have got soaked.
So, that is that. No more trick-or-treating.
We had two kids, from the same family, turn up. That was it.
But, this year we had more Halloween decorations than ever before — including our first inflatable. I have feeling that that is going to be the new trend. No more trick-or-treating but more decorations.
TDS Telecom Did The 1 Gig (i.e., Gigabit) Upgrade — Still Some Ways To Go; I Lost 20-Years Of Life Expectancy!
My knee surgery in March was much, much less painful and stressful!
What a morning. Aahhhhh!
I knew it was NOT going to be easy and we are NOT done yet. I still need to get a Cat 6 cable installed outside. I knew that that was coming too.
And to cap it all, they were using my Drobo External RAID disk storage as an armrest! As always I was too polite to tell them to mend their ways. After they left I had to do a FULL data recovery/build on the Drobo. That took 3-hours!
The Atlantic Broadband router (and thus the network) is GONE — though I am still going to be paying for it till November 6, 2019. C’est la vie.
Because TDS had to install an extender, as I knew they would, we have 3 Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi is OK. Not great. OK.