By Sweetie, Blogger of Silly Grammy Antics
Hello, dear friends. Well, the old girl has done it again.. And this time she's done a bang-up job of it. What has she done? Well you might ask!!
She lost her phone! Her only phone! The phone that she carried EVERYWHERE - Yes, even to the loo! Oops! Forget I said that! The phone she's had for at least 5 years. The phone that has all of our pictures on a memory card. The phone that has all of her contacts, calendar, notes to self, access to her medical apps and her life on it. The phone that locks itself after a few seconds of idleness.
Also, the phone that wouldn't hold a charge anymore. The phone that emptied like the bathtub drain when Facebook was open. Or closed, by the end. The phone which buzzed in crazy ways on a schedule only known by it. The phone that echoed voices if someone called either person while they were on the phone talking together. The phone that has had the screen and battery replaced at least once over the years. The phone that needed to be laid to rest. And the phone Grammy kept procrastinating on replacing.
Well, it looks like that phone took matters into its own digits and decided to retire - yes retire, jump ship, permanently hang up. Here's what happened.
Grammy and her phone accompanied a friend to an appointment.... the phone taking a break settled into a pocket for its nap. Appointment over they were on their way to their next destination within the building. Grammy had wakened it up to check the calendar... then set it onto the rollator seat ... not back into her pocket. BIG MISTAKE!
In trying to get through an uncooperative 'automatic' door said phone annoyed at being wakened must have seen his chance. At some point between there and the food court he jumped ship. Well, actually, he jumped rollator. It wasn't until after meals were consumed that Grammy reached for the phone and realized IT WAS GONE. GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in pockets, not in the basket, not on the floor beneath. GONE!
Several phone calls to see if they could hear it ringing failed. Retracing steps systematically, with a slight detour to Security, right back to its last known location. Phoning it from there FAILED! The old crone, I mean phone, was AWOL.
Now what? Fortunately Grammy's friend has a head on her shoulders that WORKS! So, nothing more to be done there they carried on to the next destination. AND fortuitously, Grammy's cellphone provider has an outlet within walking distance of that destination so they stopped off there first to cancel the SIM card. A very sweet and kind sales person set Grammy up with a new phone, a protective jacket and screen shield and a really great deal.
And two additional bonuses? A free tablet with WiFi included for 2 years was part of the deal AND because everything was backed up to the cloud everything uploaded to the new phone without a hitch.
Hmmm! It seems maybe one brain cell is still working in the old girls head. We could hope it'd jumpstart a few more. Not holding my breath though!
Well, while I'm on here let me thank Grammy's friend, our Aunty, for being so patient, and understanding considering this isn't the first phone adventure they've had together. Thank you, Aunty. You're truly a treasure.
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