Downtown is hoppin’


I volunteered at the Downtown Raleigh Home Tour this weekend which showcased downtown living with all the condo buildings and several historic Oakwood homes.  It gave me a chance not only to see all the amazing condos  with views over the city but to get out and walk around downtown – as opposed to driving in for an event.  The architecture, the people, outdoor cafes, the buzz – great environment and what a teriffic city we have. Not to mention the cool new purple directional signage everywhere. Come on down!


What do Carolina Pines and your cell service have in common?


Have you ever wondered why your cell phone fades out in some areas?  Not just when the road dips low, but just in a regular area.  My wireless engineer friend, Rhett Orr, enlightened me that the RF (radio frequency for you newbies) wave emitted from the cell tower is roughly the same “size” as the pine needles.  So the needles in essence, block the signal.  What’s the probability fo *that*?