A Whole New Level of Connecting with Smart Phone Technology!

Smart phones are part of our family life, keeping us close.  We learn about each other just because we have smart phones.(Jen, I hear ya,  soon baby, soon.)  Two funny stories come to mind.

First Story:  Chris planned to enter a Chili Cook-Off contest at work. He asked me for ideas,  and of course, I asked questions — such as, what kind of chili?  Then, as usual I gave him too many options.  He’s a good kid,  he tried to answer me and then went about his business.

Later in the day I got an email with a link to a spicy, sweet chili, he must have looked online for some of the options I asked about.   I opened the link up on my smart phone and told him it looked great. My rationale –  it did have a bunch of reviews of people that liked it.

Later that night, Chris was ready to cook.  Crisis hit – the food website with the recipe was down, he was deflated.  What should he do now?  Could I help him?

I tried the website — still down.I tried the website on other computers — still down.  I tried the website in all three different browsers on my computer — still down:(  Then, I went to my iphone and opened Safari and there is was,  the recipe, YAY!  I always forget to close webpages. — I took a picture  (which Jen showed me how to do) and sent it to Chris.  The crisis averted by smartphone and a Mom that doesn’t ever close webpages.


The chili took 3rd out of 12….pretty good, especially when it was just a recipe he tried online without first checking out how it tasted.

Second story:  Casey told us she led her Focus program group on a walk to downtown Durham when she figured out the bus would make them late for their appointment.  I thought that was kinda strange because she never really seems to be aware of time in the current plane of reality.  Who knew?

When I asked how she knew she said she used her iphone.  She also used her smartphone to guide their walk and, get this,  Casey was the one the they put on the phone to give directions to another group that was lost.  

Why is this funny?  I guess you can only really appreciate this if you knew Casey.  Growing up she never appeared to pay attention to directions and places and now with an iphone she can maneuver anywhere and be on time, even in a town she just moved too.  Lovely!


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About Linda D

The kids are grown. I am creating and living the life I love. I do miss our family dinnertime conversations, especially Honest Wednesdays, or Reality Sundays, somethin' like that, always a laugh or a cry or look into each individuals perspective and life experiences. To me, that is what FAMILY is about, sharing the joy of being connected to each other! So even when the kids live away from home, one is 630 miles away, I strive to keep connected, with love!

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