–sigh– #socs

Missing in action. Image by Pexels from Pixabay

The bright spot of my week was talking to my brother Kip very briefly the other night. He sounded good: still a little tired and slower than he usually is, but still, he’s much better. He still has a long to go, but he’s come a long way. Thanks to all who have been praying and keeping him in you thoughts.

I’ve now been without my phone for a week, and will probably be without it next week. I sent it out to have the battery replaced over a week ago and have heard nothing since last Monday, when they said it had arrived. I’m prepared to fight if I don’t hear something soon. I’m pretty sure that changing the battery on an iPhone 8 doesn’t take longer than a half hour. I will tell you that this is the last time I used that service again. If I ever need this service again, I’m going to find somewhere else. I can’t do it myself any more, and Mary doesn’t want to take it to be done elsewhere, so I have to send it out.

And, since we’re doing words with igh in them, and because it’s a holiday weekend and I haven’t heard in a while, here’s Starbuck with their one hit, "Moonlight Feels Right."

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20 thoughts on “–sigh– #socs

  1. I am so very glad your brother is better and that you could talk with him even if it was just a little bit. Cell Phones can be horrible and I equate them on the honesty scale with lawyers and car mechanics. Love this song!


  2. I’m glad your brother is doing better and you got your phone back. I imagine it was strange to be without it, at first anyway. I changed the battering in my remote car key but it didn’t fit back together right. Apparently I dropped a tiny spring and couldn’t find it. Now, the thing is held together with duct tape because a replacement key costs over $200. I let David change his own battery for the second remote car key, and I’m using that one without the duct tape. He drives his truck anyway.


    1. Mary has a habit of running the remote through the wash. Last time it happened, we found the second keyring we got when we bought the car. We did figure out that it’s not required (later models do require it, I think) and that we could open and close the doors with just the key, just like in the olden days.

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  3. I am so glad to hear Kip is doing better!

    I don’t have an iPhone, Hubby, and I have Samsung phones. Back in the day, you used to be able to take the back off and replace the battery yourself. Now you can’t without special tools. The battery on my last phone died where it couldn’t be charged anymore so I bought us both a new Samsung phone. That was five years ago.

    Both of our phones have a battery optimization feature, which closes unused apps, etc. I guess it helps because both have lasted a while. We have Verizon and just get new phones when they die. Good luck with your phone and I hope you get it back soon.


  4. Hi John – glad your brother is doing better and that you were able to speak to him … long may he improve …

    I hope you can get your phone, battery up and running again, back without too much stress – stay cool … all the best – Hilary


  5. The iPhone 8 also has specially-designed screws which you need a unique tool to unscrew. It’s designed to thwart third-party repairers from cheaply getting at your phone, so don’t expect a third party source to be helping you out much with this one!

    — Catxman



  6. So glad all our prayers and healthy vibes are helping your brother. We had better start willing your phone back for you! That’s discusting service you’d better get ranting πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ nice song .


  7. Frustrating about the phone! I had a cracked screen and was fortunate that I had the protection plan on it — someone came to the house and replaced it for me. We have Verizon. Not sure about a battery change since I’ve never needed that. When the battery starts failing I get a new phone! LOL. Happy. 4th to you.


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