Less than three months ago, I upgraded from a Blackberry to an Iphone. I was so excited to have the latest and greatest in technology, I am a proud "smart phone" owner. I never leave home without it. It is otherwise known as my brain. It's a shame that my phone is "smarter" than myself! It contains phone numbers of close family members that of course I never dial so I cannot remember as well as appointments for myself and the other 4 members of my family, birthdays, events, etc. I never write these things down anymore. I whip out my phone and type it in. It's quick and easy, I set a reminder and feel secure that I won't forget about it because, as I said before I never leave home without it.
That is until something dreadful happens!
Last week the kids and I were going to take a swim in the pool and I took my phone outside and set it on the poolside tray as I have done many days before. Sometimes I'll snap a photo in the pool, but mostly I just have it there to keep track of the time while we're outside. Yes, I have a watch. That is the same thing my husband said!!! I was on the other side of the pool from the phone floating on a raft. I looked over at Emily and she and my phone were swimming around in the pool! Aaaaack!!!
As I rushed to the other side of the pool, things seemed to go in slow motion. I jumped out of the pool and began to remove the "otter box", the outside protective casing, from the phone. Unfortunately it would not power on. I brought it inside and put it in a ziploc bag full of rice where it has sat for almost a week now. There is still no life from my Iphone. Unfortunately to buy one out of contract would cost $500. Since my money tree out back dried up and died due to high temperatures and lack of rain I am once again using my Blackberry.
I have very few phone numbers, only the ones that were saved onto the Blackberry itself, or numbers that my husband and I had in common. I have been messaging folks on Facebook and every way possible, but there are many members of my family who are not on Facebook that I have no way of contacting and I don't know their numbers so it's just frustrating!
What are your thoughts on technology? How dependent are YOU on it? Not just cell phones, but computers, television, microwaves, etc? What is something you cannot live without?