Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Phone Thoughts

It occurred to me this morning that whoever picked up my dropped phone and started using it probably threw it away before I suspended service. That's because the phone was displaying about half charge that afternoon. (I'd meant to recharge it that evening and forgot; that's a pity because if I'd went to do that as soon as I got to the hotel, I would have realized that I'd dropped it between the van and the room and possibly been able to retrieve it before someone snarfed it up.) But on my old phone, the charge went slowly from 100% to 50% and then very quickly through the last half. The phone probably died of lack of charge, at which point they would have discovered that it was one of those old phones from the Bad Old Days where phone charger models changed every fifteen minutes, and where they apparently made a charger specifically for that model and that applied to no other model ever, because when I went to buy a second one a few months later, Verizon said, "They don't make that charger type anymore."

Anyway, the new phone uses micro-USB just like my smartphone, so all of the chargers and connectors work interchangeably, thank goodness. Also, the new phone has online backup for my contacts list, and I've set that up so that as I rebuild my contacts, I won't lose them again. And, since it's a pay-as-you-go $35/month phone, I've set it auto-pay so that I don't have to fret about remember to buy a phone card for it other than in the very unlikely case of exceeding 500 minutes in a month. (50 minutes is a rare high for me.)

Meanwhile, we're staying inside as much as possible, as the 40°C temps are deadly. It's about 30°C inside, which isn't fun but also isn't quite as awful. And the air conditioning works in the lifeboat travel trailer, so we're sleeping there. The refrigerator doesn't work, but the AC does.
Tags: fernley, house, phone, weather

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