Thursday, January 10, 2013

lost and forgotten

I really wanted to post pictures of some of the charming snowmen I've seen in our area, but alas!  I lost my camera over the holidays.  After digging and hunting, I finally caved and began calling around.  I left it at my sister's-in-law and will have it when she sends it to me.

I took Team Testosterone and 3 of their buddies to the sledding hill a couple weeks ago.  That's when we found only 3 of our 4 sleds.  Funny thing about when you leave a sled in the yard and then it snows and the sled disappears.  No one could remember exactly where they left it lie, so it's lost until the snow melts enough.

Then on Monday night I sent Mr. T to his Boy Scout meeting (about to finish one of those 3 merit badges, yo) with my phone.  He had basketball practice and needed to track the time so he could run from the VFW hall to the high school.  Because he's 13, he tossed the phone in the pouch of his hooded sweatshirt and somewhere between Boy Scouts and the gym it got lost.

I valiantly tried to call the number in hopes that someone found it in a snowbank or at the VFW hall.  No dice.  My handy-dandy flip phone's a goner.  After 48 hours I called off the search and went to the phone store.  Now I have a smart phone and I feel really stupid because there's a lot to learn.  It's got more bells and whistles than my laptop for crying out loud.  And it's touchy, too.  Took me almost half an hour to set up my voice mail. 

This morning Mr. D called me and I couldn't figure out how to answer it.  Yep, you guessed it, reader.  I'm lost.

16 comments:

  1. It took me years to figure out how to answer my not-so-smart phone I keep around just for emergencies without Edie standing next to me. And don't ask me what the number is, I don't know.

    I got a new ipod touch for Christmas - it's got all the bells and whistles, it's like a phone, minus the actual phone part. I can text from it. My husband is slowly but surely trying to drag me into the 21st century....And no, I don't entirely know how to use it all yet.

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  2. I am no help. I still have a "dumb" phone. We can't afford anything else!

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  3. Hahaha! I swear boys lose their brains for a few years.
    I'm no help teaching you anything about your phone, either. The only reason I know how to do anything on my phone is because my kids will get ahold of it and change the screen photo or the ring tone to something stupid that I have to change.
    Good luck.

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  4. Once you figure your smart phone out, you're going to love it. I got one last year for Christmas and it was intimidating at first, but my kids were patient with me and showed me all the shortcuts and fun features and now I'd be lost without it.

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  6. I had an iPod touch for several years before getting an iPhone, and I found both to be really easy to use. The flip phone I had before that, though, I never did figure out how to do anything except make and answer calls. I couldn't even figure out how to store numbers on it!

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  7. oh my gosh...I completely get this post...we have lost and found so many things Saint Anthony (the patron of lost items) knows us all personally...my husband gets his smart phone today...the kids have theirs already I am still clinging to the old flip phone...but with 5 phones on one bill the data plans start to add up...
    good luck!!

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  8. I totally get this post too. We're always losing things in the snow. And my iPhone is another thing. I have a Red Hot Chili Peppers song as my ringtone. I'd rather sit there and listen to it play than answer it. :)

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  9. I cannot stand it when I can't find something, that is the absolute worst feeling.

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  10. I just got my new smartphone and it just stopped working completely after I recharged the battery. I am completely puzzled and about to do battle with the phone company so wosh me luck. I had yet to answer it successfully.

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  11. That's too bad about your phone. In 9th grade my daughter lost her trakphone on the school grounds outside in the snow. She found it a week (!) later when my husband made her go back and do a search like the boy scouts do.

    I think it took me three years to learn how to text on my phone. And now my husband gets upset when I send a text. "It costs twenty cents! Couldn't you just call instead?"

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  12. It sounds like you're not lost, as is "all is lost." You're more in transition, trying new things, waiting for others.

    Also? Kudos for not killing the 13-year-old. You are a good egg.

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  13. Ok I am glad I am not the only one who has had the problem of not knowing how to answer a call, it sounds so simple but sometimes it is not..... I also hate it when I can't find something and search high and low for it only to find out I left it at my mums place...........

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  14. I have to admit, I find texting to be very handy. My oldest will text me from school during lunch and let me know if she has something going on and will need transportation, rather than going to the front office and waiting in line to use their phone. 30 seconds vs. 10 minutes.

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  15. I just purchased 7 new sleds (they were 70% off at Shopko) thus insuring that we will have NO MORE SNOW for the remainder of winter. It always works like that.
    My friend just upgraded her phone and now she has no idea how to use it again. I'm sticking with my dumb phone. ;)

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  16. I am coming up on year # 3 of smartphone usage....and I must say, because I was a stalwart hold-out on getting one...that it really is a device I don't want to do without. I had just had my very first, very pricey, Motorola (bulletproof) flip phone purchased for me (I had been getting the husband's hand-me-downs since having had a cell phone period) and had been using it just fine for a few years, when the hubby told me I needed to upgrade to a smartphone. When my youngest would tell me that he would not take my calls (via cell) only texts, at school (sigh, le high school boy) I knew the jig was up. I think more and more moms come to realize that the best way to get thru to a kid is to text, not call. I mean, how cool is it to answer the cell with "oh hi MOM", no. So, texting the kidlet is pretty error-free on the mom end. That said, not having to punch the number button 3 times to get the right letter to show up in a text on a flip phone turned out to be fricking awesome. AWESOME. My speed was pretty mindblowing on the ole textola machine. I bought a Blackberry in March 2010 as my entre' to the smartphone world. I LOVED THAT THING. Texting was blowing my mind. We have Sprint, so ya, you know, no limits. The screen on the BB was teeny tiny, so it was not truly liking having a handheld mini computer, but I didn't care. I was introduced to the phenomenal world of Pandora radio, and I just couldn't have been a happier camper mom.
    Blackberry's were not the greatest in longevity, so I went thru about 3-4 of them in the 2 years I had them...finally thought I'd upgrade to the new Blackberry that had a touchscreen built in, and my hubbs said "NO". you get a regular all touchscreen phone or keep exchanging out your BB Curve (which is entry level and sucks with the battery life). I finally threw the white flag and got an HTC EVO 4g LTE. Yes, it really does have 4 names. But who cares, the thing is a computer. In my hand. I am not going to go to the dark side, ever (Apple) this is going to be it for me. Texting on a touch screen really blows, if you have ever had a Blackberry first, but I knew that. Ce la vie.

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