Monday, January 3, 2011

How NOT To Treat Your iPhone

For my birthday in March, I got a new phone called a Pantech breeze. The target market for this phone was older people.  Well, I'm an older person so I thought I could learn how to use it, and I thought I would be very happy with it.  NOT... The user guide was totally non user friendly.  Whenever I tried to figure out how to use different functions on my phone, I couldn't just go to one page in the manual, I had to go to several.  Back and forth from page to page. And then all that would happen is that I got frustrated.  To make a long story short, there was absolutely nothing that I like about the phone or the user manual.

So, when my son told me I could use his iPhone because he was upgrading to a newer one, I made the change. I felt intimidated by the iPhone because I couldn't even figure an old folk's phone, but was willing to give it a try. Within days I was hooked on the IPhone.  LOVED it totally!  But, my son had made it clear that I was only using it, and that if he ever needed it again, I would have to go back to using my old phone.

About three months ago, I got up one morning to find the iPhone in a bowl full of water in the sink.  My guess as to how it happened was that I must have left it on the counter the night before and one of the cats knocked it into the sink after I had gone to bed.  It didn't work at all, so I had to go back to using the phone I disliked so much. After using the iPhone for a few months and then having to go back to using the old phone, just made me dislike the old phone all the more.

Meanwhile, my son took the iPhone home with him saying he would try to fix it.  He is a tech savvy guy, so I was hopeful he could make it work again. It cost $80.00 for parts, but within a week I had the iPhone back. Yeah!

Okay, so you would think that I wouldn't let anything happen to that iPhone again, right?  Well two weeks ago, I found it in a bowl of water in the sink again.  This time there was no coming back to life.  It was dead, dead dead.

Now I am back to using my old clunker phone.  Sometimes I get the urge to purposely drown this phone, but the funny thing is, nothing bad ever happens to it.  It just trudges along.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Retiree Crafting Get Together

Sunday afternoon a group of us retirees got together for a crafting party.

There was beading going on
And Crocheting
We had a great time. It was a perfect thing to be doing on a gloomy, rainy day.  Before the rain came, we had snow on the ground, but now we are all wondering again if we will have a white Christmas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Featured Shop: Heaven Is Vermont

As I was viewing a Treasury this morning called Vermont: Down Home Goodness, I discovered the Heaven Is Vermont shop.  This shop just opened November 30th.

Heaven Is Vermont features paintings of Vermont scenery on antique sap buckets.

Here is my favorite:

Antique Sap Bucket With Sugar Shack And Deer

Check out the Heaven Is Vermont Etsy Shop to choose your favorite!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Made In Vermont Finds: Holiday Gift Giving Ideas In Pinks And Purples

I love pink and purple!

Here is a soft and warm Hand Knit Scarf - Plum by Knitting Ole Bag.  Love the colors!  This would make an excellent gift for a special woman, or teen, on your list.

This is a hand sewn White and Lavender Lace Bracelet from the Paula Higa Etsy Shop.

The base is made with Brazilian white lace embroidered with crystal rose clear seed beads. The second layer is cotton lavender trim embroidered with Swarovski crystals clear. Adorned with satin purple ribbon, mustard trim, freshwater pearls, enamel metal flowers, and antique white rhinestone.

Next is a Custom Made Liquor Lamp in a clear decanter bottle with pink LED lights by Among New Horizons.

This would make a unique conversation piece for a bar, dorm room, or man cave.

Here is a cute little Striped Wool Baby Hat from old gates farm Etsy Shop

The hat is made from wool and recycled silk and is grey/green and purple.


These Four Reversable Cat Print Fabric Coasters  from the All About Cats Etsy Shop would make a great gift for the cat lover on your list.

Stop by my blog again for more gift ideas from made in Vermont Etsy Shops.