We Try Again. Show 5 PM PST Chat Room Open
July 12, 2012
Yesterday Austin and I started getting ready for our first broadcast on houseinvesting.com. I started before Austin got out of school at noon. By the way, yesterday was also “finals day” for another set of classes for Austin. He got the highest score in class on his final. I loaded a card table for the computer, two extension cords, backup camera, backup computer, backup wireless device, release forms, business cards, and flyers.
When Austin arrived we loaded his computer, camera, extra batteries, 250 foot cat-5 internet cable, wireless mic, power strip and 4 backup recording tapes. I printed out the location and loaded it into the GPS and we were off for 110 mile trip one way to Arcadia, CA for the Asian Real Estate Investment Club meeting where we were to broadcast the meeting and their guest Speaker Tony Alverez.
Tony Alvarez, recognized as the most successful REO investor in Southern California, who went from bankruptcy to $10 Million in less than 10 years will share his strategies & answer all your questions on finding, financing & selling REO & Short Sales in today’s “predictable” real estate market.
Two hours later we arrived. Had dinner and began to set up our equipment. Testing one, two, three. Testing one, two, three, all was going great until it came to the most important connection…The internet. Their wireless connection was just to weak and the wired connection didn’t work at all. Okay, go to plan “B.” Use my wireless hotspot device. When I bought it, my plan called for unlimited data and bandwidth but they have changed their definition of unlimited. Today unlimited means unlimited but slow if you try to use it for live streaming. As it turned out we had a connection but too slow to broadcast. If you were watching, it just kept dropping out about every thirty seconds or so. A miserable experience.
Time to go to backup plan “C.” No broadcast but record the meeting or at least the speaker. We did manage to do that. So tonight at 5 PM Pacific time we are going to play the recording. If we didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t know it wasn’t live. We, also plan to have the chat room open if you want to make comments, ask questions or just chat.
Link to broadcast http://houseinvesting.com/pages/live_show
See you there.
Carlos and Austin
The kestrels continue to hang around as Mom and Dad continue to teach them to hunt in our backyard but each day it appears Calvin and Caleigh take them just a little further away. We believe they will continue to do this until they have them hunting in the open fields near by. Currently Mom and Dad have them swooping down from the arbor to the lawn catching lawn moths or at least that is what they are trying to do. Fun to watch, almost impossible to photograph.