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Re: That's the Price of Living In the Middle of Nowhere
Most people usually have more than 30 days to find a place to live, assuming they've got their ducks in a row. I'm not saying you didn't but it seems to me the circumstances of your move were a little odd. When my parents moved us from a rental house we knew well in advance when we were moving, where moving, etc.
A move is indeed a large a huge thing. But my earlier posts about people moving, etc. Deals with people who had the chance to move to a place that was more populated and had broadband. Meaning they would have had plenty of time to research. And don't ever ever go on what a company "says" they are going to do. Go by what people in the neighborhood already have or what the teclo/cable company already provides.
As far as homework on the PC is concerned no school I know has demanded or required a student to own a PC or internet access. Libraries and schools are more than well equipped for this. Especially once you get to college. College prof. have no sympathy (for the most part) when students come in and say my internet access pooped out, [insert some other PC issue], so really there are no excuses in those areas. No matter how often I wish there were lol. As much as I or any other student procrastinate its still their own fault for not doing the work when they had time.
Anyways that is my 0.02.
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We actually had no prior notice that we were being kicked out. He had other plans for the apartment that included him in it, so we were given 30 days, to which we couldn't fight as that's the minimum he had to give. We were pressed for time and had to find something large enough to house, at that time, 5 people.
As of right now, your right, no one is forced to have a computer, but last year, my son was in first grade, he had homework that was to be done on a computer if you had one (with parental assistance). Our local library is on dial-up and over 10 miles away, so it's not like he can just walk or ride his bike there, plus it's no better off then we are with the connection and the school library as far as I know closes before 5pm.
Funny you should mention college. My english1010 professor actually did give me extensions on assignments because of my connection. He understood that I could rarely stay long enough after classes to get anything done and that my connection didn't do to well when researching articles for assignments. I can't begin to tell you how many page timeouts and large PDF downloads I came across to do one paper. He took pity on me and allowed me extensions. I thanked him profusely for allowing me those extensions.