So we just ordered my fifth phone this year. No kidding, five. Count them 1, 2, 3, 4, 5! How does that even happen?
Phone #1: Well, it all started after my trip to Florida in January to move the boat. I turned my Budget rental car in at Ft. Lauderdale airport and accidentally left my iPhone 5 in it. I figured it out right away and called, but no one found it. I called for two months and no one ever found it.
Phone #2: So we picked me up a brand new iPhone 5s. It was pretty slick. I liked the thumbprint feature for logging in and buying apps on iTunes. In October, I made another trip to the boat to prepare it for moving aboard. That trip went great and I accomplished a lot. The last night there, I laundered the bedding and rushed it back aboard in between downpours. Unfortunately, as I reached across to lift the laundry basket onto the boat, my phone fell out of my purse. Kerplunk! Right to the bottom of the marina.
Phone #3: Upon arriving back home, Dave loaned me his corporate iPhone 5, since he had recently purchased himself a new iPhone 6. I could only use it for a couple weeks until he had to turn it in.
Phone #4: Fortunately, my mom had also purchased an iPhone 6 and was returning her old iPhone 4 to Verizon for credit.Instead, I took that phone and would reimburse her the $200 she expected to be rewarded. It was a downgrade, but I did not want to buy another new phone! I never had such problems before, but this year was just not a good year for me and technology or devices.
Nook #1: Then just to prove my bad luck was not limited to phones… While preparing the Big Bear house for the Woodside furniture, one of my major goals was to cleanse the house of spiders. I totally freak out around spiders. Really. It is not just a fear, it is an intense phobia! I feel it is somewhat justified since I was bit by a brown recluse in Alaska, which caused me multiple problems physically. Every time I get to Big Bear, I always have to wash spiders down the drain in the bathtub. This trip was no exception, except that there were two; one dead and one living. So, I did and then I checked all around to make sure the coast was clear before taking my bath. As I soaked my aching joints, I read Lisey’s Story by Stephen King on my Nook. A weird feeling made me turn my head, and I saw a spider right next to my face in the bath. Well, that poor Nook went to the bottom of the tub as I pushed myself out in a flying leap. In case you didn’t know, Nooks aren’t waterproof. It’s not dead; I can still use it, kind of. Now it just has… personality.
Phone #5: Now, preparing to go overseas, Dave switched us from Verizon to TMobile for their global plan. Unfortunately, Verizon locks the phones so that they cannot be transferred between communication companies. We tried and tried to get it unlocked, to no avail. It just will not work on TMobile. Apparently this issue was fixed in iPhone 5 models and newer. So we gave mom the phone back to send in. Thus, phone #5; Dave ordered me a gently used iPhone 5s on eBay, which will arrive on Thursday. Wish me luck with that one!