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

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

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