Trees down all over the area. Power outages. Lotâ€™s of road closures that still arenâ€™t clear today. The â€œunpreparedâ€ are freaking out. Took the Dog for a tour of the back 40 to check for damange (and to take some pictures to test my new phone/camera) and there really wasnâ€™t that much new damage. Branches down and itâ€™s soaking; but otherwise pretty normal.
Yep, drove back to COSTCO and got a Droid Maxx 2. It was spendy, but, when you consider that I was planning to buy a new camera soon, it really wasnâ€™t that bad. It has a 21mp rear camera; which is more important to me than making calls (since I get only 4-5 calls a month and make only 1-2 calls a month. If that.). Itâ€™s a bit bigger than my old Droid, and the case that comes with it sucks, but it seems to be a nice phone.
So, been spending the last couple of hours reinstalling the apps I like and getting mail set up and all that stuff. Havenâ€™t tried making a call yet. Getting the danged thing to connect to our network was a pain until I finally typed in the right MAC ID. (I was only 1 number off. If it was really a smart phone it would have recognized that and corrected it by itself!)
It came with a butt-ton of â€œaccessories,â€ but, the one I like best (so far) are the blue tooth headphones. Paired those with my tablet and was watching â€œThe Martianâ€ and the sound was pretty good. Think Iâ€™ll keep those. (Except I donâ€™t really like those â€œstick IN the earâ€ type cause they make the insides of my ears itch.)
MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well. I didnâ€™t have to be Net Control. Not that I really would have minded. But Iâ€™d rather just be one of the check ins for awhile.
Crap! Lights are flickering.