Quotidian Update 7653

My new phone is sitting here challenged to activate itself. It keeps trying and I honor it for that. I feel a lot like lady Astor here with new tech awaiting the delivery of a push lawn mower sometime today. I really really really really hate my lawn mower and I think that’s one reason I don’t want to mow the lawn. The mower has a bag, the mower itself is heavy the bag fills up, makes it heavier, the cord is a pain to deal with etc etc etc first world problem. I thought when I moved here that an electric mower would be the answer but it isn’t. And, after living through fire in CA I don’t want to deal with gasoline at all.

The plan is to go pick up groceries this morning and see if I can activate my phone in the parking lot in that comparatively busy city with comparatively more of the stuff that makes a city a city. Key word? Comparative. It’s funny how little I care now that I understand why the phone isn’t happening. Humans, beginning about age 3, really are all about “Why??”

I was also thinking about life in Southern California 7, 8 years ago and how I waited for the temperature to get “down” to 90 F (32 C) so I could ride the bike to nowhere… Now when it hits 90, we hide in the house. Of course, I’m 4000 feet (1200 m?) closer to the sun and that, strangely, does make the sun stronger… Oh well. How can I complain if the beans are happy? πŸ™‚

29 thoughts on “Quotidian Update 7653

  1. A yard full of wildflower would be beautiful, and no mowing necessary, lol. I sometimes hate gadgetry. Sometimes it can be more problematic than anything. Still, these days we rely on it, heavily. Hope you got it working by now! big thumbs up!

  2. I would happily mow your lawn for you if I wasn’t 1,400 miles away. Texas is getting up there too, but I’m used to it as a California Central Valley cretin. The “armpit of California” is known to hit 108 at times in the summer months.

  3. I love your update. I’d be having some harsh words with the Apple people… Then again the few times I’ve had to interact with them their responses were less than helpful. If you’ve got internet service you should be able to get the iPhone working… but then again I have an android phone. It works great with the exception that it won’t download GIFs sent in my text messages. It is always something!

    • It’s not an Apple problem. My new phone works great online, but not as a phone with my phone number — yet. That’s a cell phone provider connectivity problem. It’s very common here. The San Luis Valley is not just remote, but it’s surrounded by high mountains. There are only 3 towers in an area larger than Connecticut. πŸ˜€

      Once it’s activated it will work at home over my wifi as a phone, but not until then. it IS always something.

  4. You missed a couple of useful zeroes there, 400o ft=1200 meters. Very roughly divide by three. If you want to get more accurate, then subtract a tenth. I have to keep these rough conversions in my head every time I travel to the US πŸ™‚

  5. I bought a battery operated lawnmower at Home Depot. With heat index at 101 I mowed at 8 two nights ago. It has enough power to last my little yard~I did not though. I can’t stand the humidity. It’s stifling and I’m dreaming of mountain air. I’m struggling a bit with technology, too. So I loaded up Finley yesterday and took a 110 mile drive to one of my favorite state parks and a huge circle of miles I’ve missed in the last 10 years. It was good for my soul. I’m planning on more day trips as my Subaru has better gas mileage than me in this heat. Love and hugs to you 3. πŸ’›πŸΎπŸΆπŸ€—

    • That sounds wonderful! I’m very grateful not to be in the midwest right now. It’s been hot here, but it’s dry and at night it gets down to fifty or below. I crank up the window fans and pull in the night air. That sets us up for the day. I always hate it at first and at second but I do get used to it. I’m going to have to go to Colorado Springs at some point and get my phone working, but I don’t really want to. I dunno. I’m finally feeling the loneliness and wanderlust people were feeling a year ago during the pandemic. I don’t know the solution to either. I’m guessing time will tell. I hope Finn’s leg is doing OK and you too! Love from us ❀

      • I’m feeling the wanderlust BIG time! Finley’s leg is doing good. Thank you for asking. I’ll let her know and she’ll smile I’m sure! 🐢😊❀

        • πŸ˜€ I just want to go to Europe but I don’t want to deal with the flight and the annoyance of finding places to stay. I dunno… Then I want to buy a cool house in a remote part of the Valley, a house that needs a lot of work but has a beautiful and completely finished shop/studio. I feel a lot more sympathy than I did for all the “whiners” during the height of the pandemic. πŸ˜€

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