Saturday, February 28, 2015

Modern technology and I don't Get along!!

My youngest son seems to adapt to any techno gadget immediately. Me it takes forever to try anything new. Case in point a few months ago, I bought my first Ipod. Recently, I finally got around to renewing my Verizon phone contract. I told them I would renew if I could have  another  flip phone like my LG Revere. Well as it turns out, they have an upgraded version of the Revere called the Revere 3. Of course they changed a few things on it and of course it is annoying. The key pad is a smidgin smaller making it harder to scroll. Also I can't find how to purchase ring tones on it where the previous phone had them easily accessible.

Why can't people leave a good thing alone? Sigh! It is better than one of those gargantuan smart phones. I have no idea how people carry them around all day. The flip phone is just the right size. Whenever it is time to renew, I intentionally let the contract lapse for at least two years, because after you finally get used to the way a phone works, why buy another one so soon. So 4 years from now, I will be arguing with Verizon once again about making a easy to operate smallish phone for us old fogeys.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I just realized that I hadn't posted anything in a while. Where to start? Well, I've been quite busy researching a judge Arthur S. Tompkins for the historical society. Turns out to be a pretty interesting guy. Also we've been snow bound, it seems to dump at least a foot a snow a week around here lately. The next round is supposed to be this Sunday into Monday. They're saying 6 to 10 inches. I've also made several trips to the VA clinics around here lately. I'm due it so why not use it, right. Nothing serious. Weight reduct programs, ear, nose and throat visits, Hearing tests, Optometrist, etc.

The VA gives me a good deal so its worth taking advantage of. So far they have been quick, courteous and inexpensive. Can't complain about that. I salted the drive way, yet again and bought 25 more pounds of calcium chloride. God I hate snow. Never thought I'd say it, but as one gets older, snoq is not our friend.