iPhone 6 plus, 10/17/2014-1/19/2017

My second iPhone is about to be put to rest. 

I dropped it this morning in Overland Park. I was on Metcalf Avenue, and I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts to get breakfast before going to get my car worked on at Morse-McCarthy, just over a mile to the south. 

I dropped the phone while I was walking into Dunkin. The screen cracked, even though the glass protector was on it. 

Surprisingly, I didn’t scream out a profanity, I didn’t cry, and didn’t do anything else. I simply accepted it, picked up my iced coffee and steak sandwich (yummy), then drove south.  I’m waiting on my car now. This time, I didn’t have to lug my laptop here, since I have the iPad, which will do just fine. Besides, Thursdays are either dead, or I have an appointment with Crista, and then they’re dead. 

I figure I’ll go to Verizon in Overland Park to go get a new one once my car is done.  I have places I want to go while I’m in Johnson County, so might as well do it here. I could also do it at the Verizon in the Northland if I wanted. I’ve got time to figure this out. At least it happened here, where the stores figure to have a larger selection than they would in Hays, where I’d have to get it shipped in. Then again, I probably wouldn’t have dropped it at the house in Russell. 

The drive yesterday was scary. I felt myself dozing off between Russell and Salina. After stopping in Salina, I nearly fell down as I tried to get in my car. That would have been ugly. I was queasy all the way to Kansas City, and even for a time after I got to Buffalo Wild Wings. Dana convinced me to order some boneless wings. I only eat them on Wednesday because they’re half price. The other six days, it’s traditional wings or no wings. 

I stayed until almost 9. The tablet on which I was playing Buzztime died at 8:50, and I took it as a cue to go back to the hotel and get some sleep. Which I did. 

I don’t know how, but 1224 North Brooks did not lose power during the ice storm. The trees were coated by Monday morning, and the streets were slick from Saturday at noon through Tuesday morning, but the lights stayed on. A lot of people in southern Russell County were not as fortuante, and Dodge City really took it hard. Some places there still don’t have power. 

I’ve always said living without power during a heat wave is far, far worse than living without it when it’s cold. You can put layers upon layers on when it’s cold. Nothing you can do when it’s hot. 

UPDATE, 9:50 a.m.–waiting for Verizon to open. Got out of Morse-McCarthy just after 9, picked up something at Staples, and now I’m waiting until 10. The one in Hays opens at 9, but closes earlier. Interesting. Still have not decided. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

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