Trees down all over the area. Power outages. Lot’s of road closures that still aren’t clear today. The “unprepared” are freaking out. Took the Dog for a tour of the back 40 to check for damange (and to take some pictures to test my new phone/camera) and there really wasn’t that much new damage. Branches down and it’s soaking; but otherwise pretty normal.
Yep, drove back to COSTCO and got a Droid Maxx 2. It was spendy, but, when you consider that I was planning to buy a new camera soon, it really wasn’t that bad. It has a 21mp rear camera; which is more important to me than making calls (since I get only 4-5 calls a month and make only 1-2 calls a month. If that.). It’s a bit bigger than my old Droid, and the case that comes with it sucks, but it seems to be a nice phone.
So, been spending the last couple of hours reinstalling the apps I like and getting mail set up and all that stuff. Haven’t tried making a call yet. Getting the danged thing to connect to our network was a pain until I finally typed in the right MAC ID. (I was only 1 number off. If it was really a smart phone it would have recognized that and corrected it by itself!)
It came with a butt-ton of “accessories,” but, the one I like best (so far) are the blue tooth headphones. Paired those with my tablet and was watching “The Martian” and the sound was pretty good. Think I’ll keep those. (Except I don’t really like those “stick IN the ear” type cause they make the insides of my ears itch.)
MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well. I didn’t have to be Net Control. Not that I really would have minded. But I’d rather just be one of the check ins for awhile.
Crap! Lights are flickering.