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Sunday, October 26, 2014

I'm moving up in the world...

So, here's what happened (without too much detail), 
One day last week, I was in a hurry to go to the bathroom and..... well, 
my (ancient) flip-phone fell from my back pocket into the toilet,
 the rest is history!

I've held off a L-O-N-G time on getting one of those new fan-dangled "smart phones", 
so after "the accident", I felt now was probably a good time to give-in 
and get-up-to-speed in the "phone department",  ha ha
Rick and I did a little checking around and decided to stay 
with our current phone provider, so I renew my contract and ended up with a smart phone

Here's the conversation with the Sprint employee...
Me: "I dont need anything fancy, I wont be downloading music or movies, I don't want to spend a lot of money, so just the "basic" smart phone will due"
Sprint lady: "If you're a MAC user you might like the iPhone 5C, it's only $35.00"
Me: "Really....35 dollars?"  OK!!!

Some facts about me and the iPhone...

~I am not glued to it all day! 
~I do not sit at a restaurant or public place playing with my phone 
while my husband sits across from me twiddling his thumbs. 
~I do not walk down hallways looking at my phone, oblivious to my surroundings.
~It stays in my purse at church (unless I'm referencing the Bible). 
~I have no audible bells or whistles for facebook or instagram notifications 
(I really don't want to be distracted with all that)

Things I have used it for that I couldn't with my flip phone.....

~Mobile coupons at Target....save $5.00 the other day.
 (I was proud of myself for figuring it out)  :)
~Looked up phone number for Sam's club to check on their hours, as I was running late at Walmart.
~Found the closest coffee shop in Winona with the phone GPS.
~Had some "facetime" talks with Gavin...so nice when I haven't seen him for a few days!
~It's been fun talking photo's with my new phone, I'm getting better figuring out all the options.
~Talk to text is the best thing since sliced bread... I speak into the phone, it types my message for me,
 ( I don't have to reach for my readers to type/read a text message... 
that alone is worth a million buck, but I only paid 35 dollars)

I'm still learning how to use this beast,
 so far it's a good thing  :) 


  1. You go girl. Have fun learning.

    1. IT might take me awhile, but I'll have fun trying :)

  2. I still have a dumb phone.

    Isn't this the second time your cell has fallen into the toilet?

    You sound like a giddy girl with a new toy. I can definitely see the advantages of a smart phone. And you got this for only $35? Unbelievable!

    1. Oh, you remembered.... yes it's happened twice. That's what I get for having my phone in my back pocket :/ It wont happen with this one I'll be sure of that. $35 was a promotional deal with renewal of contract. I think it's because the new iPhone 6 came out. I"m just glad I didnt have to spend hundreds, like some do. I dont know if I could have done that. Guess it was meant to be :)

  3. I love that you got a iphone! I try to be very mindful not to be glued to mine as well. I keep mine in my purse during church as well and shut off the sound. I don't have any notifications for social media either I find that really bothersome. I do have calendar reminders though, and that I find that incredibly helpful! If Brian and I are on a date. We keep our phone's out, but we are not on them. The only reason we keep them out is if the kids need us, oh and to take pictures. :) Are you on instagram now? I would love to follow you. Have a great week!

    1. I haven't used the Calendar notifications...yet. I'm sure that's something that would be helpful, i just have to give it a try. I"m glad you are a "smart" phone user, and not one of those parents with your face in the phone. I am on instagram my name is jackie9910. I found you and am now following, oh social media....it's so fun :)

  4. Way to go on the Target mobile coupons, I've saved a lot with those! I find myself looking up store hours all the time, saves a trip if the store is closed and you're already out and about!

    1. I thought I was pretty cool figuring that Target thing out! ha ha

  5. Score on the $35 phone! And welcome to the smart phone world;)