If you’re here for Dogs on Thursday, please visit the girls’ blog, because Sis did a really sweet tribute post.
You might recall a couple of weeks ago, we had no internet at home for about five days, due to a lightning strike, our DSL modem, and the ethernet card in our desktop computer.
I didn’t bother to tell you about the Knight getting his Blackberry replaced last week because suddenly, the volume control wouldn’t work, but now that seems a little relevant. You see, we both installed major software updates about ten days ago, and then yesterday evening, my phone stopped doing ANYTHING but sending texts, and those were only going to email addresses, not to phones. And I do realize our problems have nothing to do with each other, but if you haven’t read it here before, I don’t believe in coincidences.
Now, for the rant. The Knight was ready and willing to upgrade my phone. He wanted the new Droid. None in stock. He called me back; how about a slightly smaller version of what I had? Fine. Office phone rang again. Nope. Don’t have that either. Doesn’t appear they have a SINGLE smart phone in stock, so they were able to do a master reset and my phone seems to be back to normal.
Great! I don’t like change much, so if it ain’t broke (anymore) don’t replace it. HOWEVER.
Sprint lost a sale just because they can’t manage their inventory. How stoooopid is that?! I know stuff happens, but how do you fail to have a SINGLE smart phone in stock?!
For the record, I’m done pretending I’m anything other than a very plugged in, techno-dependent girl. When you have to note in your Gmail status that you can’t receive texts or phone calls via cell… you probably have a plugged in problem. There. They say admitting it is half the battle, but there’s no war here. I am happy to be connected, almost 24/7. But if you don’t know, I hate texting. It has its place, but if you need to say more than “almost there!” or “What’s for dinner?”, email me. That’s why I have a smart phone.
That makes Thankful Thursday easy as pie this week. (Follow the link… I am NOT happy that I didn’t think to have a wedding pie tower!) I was born into a time where we still had a milk man and our phone was on a party line. I remember picking it up and hearing Mrs. Chester talking to someone. I do downtime; last night, I even closed my laptop while I was knitting, and many of you know that at home, my cell and I are rarely in the same room.
I love this technical age, and I’m thankful for my Blackberry, my Nook, my laptop, GPS, XM Radio, the Wii and any other devices I’ve failed to mention that make it easier and more fun to do what I do.
Don’t call or text for a few hours though. The Knight has my phone, and he knows how to use it. Now that I know I have a working phone again, I can sincerely wish you a happy little friday!
PS – Anyone have a recipe for a chocolate pumpkin pecan pie? This is close…