I'm house-sitting in Black Forest for this amazing house. In the backyard there are two ponds and a man-made stream. Yes, there are koi in the pond, but I rarely see them. This couple owns 10 acers and I've seen deer walking by as I ate dinner. It's lovely, really. Even if the dog tried to give me a heart attack yesterday and the smoke detector attempted to damage my hearing for good.
The major drawback to staying at this place is that they don't have wi-fi. There isn't a wi-fi signal in the area to even mooch off of. What do they have? Internet on a Macintosh desktop computer.
While I think Apple does fun commercials--I'm very unconvinced that Macs are better. In fact, after the last two weeks, I'm pretty sure I won't buy one. Ever.
PC's, for all their instability and failings, seem to work logically. I can find stuff and make programs work like they should. They have multiple buttons on the mouse to give you options, including the amazing scroll bar. When I tell my PC to copy something, it does it. It doesn't pretend to copy. The PC also knows the difference between a backspace and a delete. They are not the same thing.
So, I've been having to schlep my way to Panera every few days to get things done online. It's a tad annoying, considering that it means less time by said pond and woods!
If I ever live in such a lovely place, I'm totally having wireless internet so my friends won't suffer!