Biting the Bullet . . .

After yesterday’s pretty much all day rain, today turned out to be really nice outside. So we were able to sit out with our coffee and muffins, and Nick and Terry. And even better, a little while later Dick and Phyllis Schell showed up for a while.

They’re in the process of doing some upgrades to their Freightliner Super C so they came over before they took their rig down to have some measurements done.

It was so nice that we sat out for about two hours before heading in. A little later Nick and Terry ran some errands while I did some stuff around the rig. Then about 3 Nick and I went down to the Verizon store where I bit the bullet and upgraded my phone to a new Samsung Galaxy S5.

Charge vs S5


I still don’t have contacts. As before we can see them online in Verizon’s BackupAssistantPlus, but the phones, neither my old Samsung Charge nor my new S5, can see them to pull them down. And there doesn’t seem to be a way to push them from the BackupAssistant either. But I’m still working on it.

I do really like the S5 so far though. It’s very fast and has a 16 megapixel camera, better than my Panasonic Lumix.

One thing different is that the phones no longer come with a SD card like my Charge did. It came with an 32GB, and the Verizon Store said that they would sell me one for $49.95.

Yeah, right!

I can get one online for $10-15.

So now I’m spending time re-downloading all my favorite apps to the S5. But it will be a good opportunity to weed out those I really don’t use.


Our daughter Brandi sent over some new Landon pics.

Landon Ice Cream Zombie

Landon at the Park 6

Landon and Kitty at the Park

We really look forward to seeing him for his 4th birthday in August.

For supper tonight we had our leftover King Wha Hunan Chicken from a few nights ago. Still really good, especially with Sriracha Sauce on it.

Down in Texas every Chinese restaurant stocks Sriracha, but up here they don’t seem to have heard of it.

Then a little later, Nick brought over some of Miss Terry’s still-warm,fresh, homemade pastys. Kind of like one of those half-moon apple turnovers or apple pies, but with meat and veggies in them. Boy, were they good!

And the crust was just fantastic. So good in fact, that they would be delicious if they were just made of crust, no filling.


Nick said tomorrow is going to be just magical. We’ll see.


Thought for the Day:

"Women are creatures meant to be loved, not to be understood." – Oscar Wilde