The New Phone

iphone5sI had to get a new phone today.  You don’t want to know what happened to the old one.  Suffice it to say it got wet.

At any rate I had to make a trip to the Roger’s Store tonight to get a new one.  A shiny new iPhone 5 S.  The young man who waited on me was extremely nice but keep in mind he is a salesperson first.  It is his job to not only make me happy but to make the shareholders happy by selling me as much as possible.  This was cleverly accomplished by explaining all the savings I would have as opposed to extolling the costs.

My new FREE iPhone only cost about $200.  If I had dropped it in water a few months from now it wouldn’t have cost me anything at all but I didn’t wait to the end of the contract.

To assure I would not have this difficulty again we added a $99 insurance policy from Apple which allows me to get a new phone at no cost except a $79 service charge if I do a stupid thing like this again.

All of this can go on you next bill rather than paying now, which, when you are 4 hours from home with limited funds,  is a bit of a relief.  “Of course you do need to have the SIM card and we will have to charge you $60 for that right now and did you want a case to protect it?” he says to my question about whether I have to pay today.

Then I get it back to the room and have to plug in the old one to do a back up.  Because the screen is useless and the sync on it doesn’t seem to be working there is no way to know whether it was done or not.  All I can do is pray.  Now I sit here and wait for it to go through a series of stages which are hopefully synchronizing the stuff from the old phone to the new.

If it works I will be able to contact you as always.  If not it may take a few days to copy all your numbers back into the phone.  You may have to send them to me ’cause the old phone was the only phone book I own.




About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (, I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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