Thank You, Neighbor

This post comes courtesy of someone’s Wi-Fi in the new neighborhood. Thanks. While I was supposed to have phone, cable and internet hooked up today, I missed the appointment and now have to wait another week. Yikes. One more week without cable. This is an atrocity, but thank goodness for wireless technology.

Anyhow, it’s probably just as well since we’re still navigating a sea of carboard boxes. Aside from that we’re still in awe of the previous owner’s horrific fascination with stencils. There are random stencils on the wall in a few different spots of the new house. Stencils that start on one wall and abruptly end before meeting the next. Or stencils that travel all the way around the room as if a vine had grown in a perfect circle. How charming.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.


  1. Rowen says:

    he he, your stenciller must have been a graphic designer.. they never take liquidity into account :)

  2. Dan says:

    Heh heh. “fixed-width stencils”. Good one.

  3. benjamin says:

    heheheheh pinching the neighbours Wi-Fi eh..
    I like your style :D
    Also good luck in finding work as well I dont think you will have to much trouble with your skills

  4. jeff says:

    dan – i meant to call you earlier, but i wanted to let you know that i was able to get into the house before you moved into it and I left our housewarming gift to you. i hope you enjoy the stencils! we worked long and hard on them, but I think they came out beautifully.

  5. Mike says:

    Kudos on the new house, Dan!
    My great-Aunt and Uncle live in Worcester (WISS – terr for non-East-Coasters)… how far away is that from you guys?
    That is so cool about the WiFi! Great find!

  6. Erin says:

    I am your next-door neighbor. Why are you stealing my Wi-Fi?
    :: snickers ::
    Just kidding.
    Enjoy your new home! Happy Turkey!

  7. Dan says:

    Mike – Wisstah is about and hour drive southwest of Salem. Not too far at all really. Just don’t call it “War-chest-er” ;-)

  8. David says:

    There’s a Worcester over here in England, but we pronounce it Wuss-ter. But hey, there’s also a Toaster spelt Towcester.

  9. Lars says:

    Dan, you naughty boy. Stealing someone elses bandwidth is illegal…

  10. Out Run says:

    Is it really illegal?
    Isn’t it the users responsibility to secure their router?

  11. benjamin says:

    ahhh but if its unsecured wireless
    means anyone can steal it
    I put money down that half the neighbourhood is possibly sucking down the net via this doods connection

  12. mark boyce says:

    I was wondering why my connection was so slow! Stop using it! lol. Maybe he set it up so that anyone can use it,