Oh, The Irony!

Brad and I went to Verizon to see about upgrading our flip phones. His phone is a replacement for one that was damaged and is actually a 4G phone. Mine is an older 3G phone and will lose 911 service at the end of the month. Also, Verizon is phasing out their 3G phones anyway. I knew this day was coming and neither of us got in a hurry to upgrade until necessary.

We opted for the lower end phones, these are Samsung Galaxy AO3s phones, that will still allow us to have useful apps. We bought two phones with accessories. They only had one in stock but the other phone will be here in two days. He wanted me to go ahead and take this phone and get started.

We got the screen savers and covers, my cover is black and his is red, along with the A/C plugs for the charging cables and a car charger for each phone. The first thing I discovered is that I have to have a Google account and I had just deleted my last account. So, I am once again enslaved to the Google machine. Sigh. Such is life in the fast lane.

I have Firefox and DuckDuckGo on my phone along with apps for Albertson’s, Walmart, and Great Clips. Next up I need to add Express VPN to my phone but I’m all funned out this evening after fiddling around with my new toy for several hours.

My Kobo arrived and I’ve been enjoying it a lot. I’ve already read the first of The Cat Who books, “The Cat Who Read Backwards” and I’ve started “The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern” this morning. The book I really wanted to start with is no longer available on the website, Lt. Col. West’s book on Texas. Maybe it will appear again later.

We both had chiropractor’s appointments this morning at 11:00, stopped at the Walmart Market across the street for a few things, and went to Verizon from there. By the time we were through purchasing the new phones we were pretty hungry and went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, La Mesa. The food was great and the Margaritas were excellent.

We dropped some stuff off at the farm for the grandchildren on the way home and it was good to get off our feet and relax. My ankle needed the ice pack and Brad ended up having a nap before dinner while I played around with my new phone and read on my Kobo.

I’ve reset my other Kindle to the factory settings and it’s ready to go to the farm for Audrey to use for homeschooling along with the older Kindle I already gave her. I had already deleted all the books and PDF files before I reset it. I had over 50 audio books on each of the Kindles and I haven’t listened to any of them in over a year. I could download audio books to my Kobo but I’d need a bluetooth speaker and I really don’t want to bother with that. I prefer to simply read, the simpler the better.

It’s been a long, busy day and I’m ready to wind down and relax, maybe work on my knitting before I call it a day. Have a quiet night and a wonderful morning, ya’ll. God bless.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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