You aren’t going to believe this, but I paid another iPhone tribute to Poseidon. The sea god is rich in phones from me (and many other people, I’m sure. I hope it’s not just me anyway). Let’s see, I got that phone in November? December? And here it is just January? Incredible! I told Dave I just can’t be responsible for a cell phone anymore. Problem is, it is a wonderful back up system for our boat electronics and I navigate really well from the Navionics app.
So how exactly does one keep losing phones over the side of the boat? I just don’t know. I can tell you, it is not when you are carefully leaning over the side and taking a picture with it. That’s when you have a death grip on your phone. It always happens when there are other things going on while getting on and off the boat (or, in this case, dinghy). Last time I was carrying loads of laundry on and off and it fell out of my purse. This time I tied the dinghy to a cleat and stepped off with the phone in my jacket pocket. I had my hand over my pocket to hold it in, but then my shoe snagged on the dinghy chaps (the green covers over the inflatable parts). I was pulled backwards into the dinghy from the dock, lost my balance, reached out to catch myself, and kerplunk – down it went.
Instantly sick to my stomach and totally depressed, I hung my head in iPhone shame. Anyone see that movie, “Little Miss Sunshine”? Remember that scene when the older brother, who had taken a vow of silence until he reaches his goal of becoming a pilot, had just found out he was color blind and could not qualify? Well, when it all came flying out of his mouth… yeah, I felt just like that!
Now, what are we going to do about it? That remains to be seen. We are currently crossing the Great Bahama Bank, so it is not like we can just run into a T-Mobile store or bid on another used one on Ebay. For now, we will have to make due with one phone between us and I refuse to be responsible for it! Sigh! And, by the way, blog posts will only come when we have access to internet now. They may be spaced apart and then posted one right after another.