I did it again. I drowned a phone. Third time!
The first time, I had a flip phone and went kayaking with a friend. I put the phone in two "sealed" plastic bags, but the kayak was an inflatable, and there was a lot of water, so drowned phone.
The second time, I put another flip phone through the laundry.
This time, I had my "new" smart phone (I got it, used, from my brother in December 2015, when he and his son were upgrading to the newest, latest phones; the 5s came out in late 2013, so my brother probably got his in 2014) in a lifeproof case. But, since I put the case on three or so years ago (when I first got the phone), it had been failing, and finally failed.
I was teaching a friend the very basics of kayaking, and the phone was in my side pocket, and got wet, and blah blah.
So now I have a new phone, in a new lifeproof case (I figure two years and I should replace it). I got the smallest "new" phone available, an 8, and it looks like it has 4 times the memory as my last one. (Can I say, the salespeople at Verizon were incredibly obnoxious about the phone insurance thing; even after I said I didn't want the insurance, they kept on and on, and then a second person started in. They must get a nice kickback from selling those.)
I lost all the contacts, except somehow there are now old contacts on the new phone, so I guess I must have saved them way back when?
And I lost pictures and stuff. But fortunately, I have a habit (because the phone had smallish memory) of downloading pictures onto my computer fairly regularly, so I didn't loose many.
Last night, I spent a long time doing the settings thing, reloading some of the apps I use regularly.
A small rant: why oh why are they making phones bigger and bigger? I want something that fits in my pocket, and fits in one hand easily, and the new phones keep getting bigger and bigger! (I guess most people like them that way?)
Non-rant: one cool thing about the blog: I could find exactly when I got the last phone, and when I got my first cell phone. Neat.