It seems like a long time since I’ve kicked back with my neighbors and enjoyed a bottle
or two of wine. It must be our crazy schedules with multiple jobs and obligations because it certainly isn’t a lack of interest. I find myself looking longingly out the window hoping to see their cars in the driveway when I have an hour to spare, but I know that spring is here now and summer with its long evenings, will be here soon. Time to start shopping for rose’!
I need to start packing for the upcoming trip. Quick joke: I actually thought I was going to visit friends in New Paltz this weekend. No, really. Of course, anyone who truly knows me would have been well aware that was never going to happen when I obviously need to be preparing for a holiday. I’ve actually started my preliminary stack of selected clothing and intend to begin visualizing outfits and accessories. I promise to limit myself to 2 pairs of running shoes.
I’ve been hemming and hawing about upgrading my iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5. I don’t have any issues with my 4, but it would be kind of complicated to set it up to use in Europe and the price of the 5 was fair enough as an upgrade. I had already forfeited my unlimited data deal when I upgraded Griffin’s phone last month, and Best Buy was offering some decent incentives via this week’s circular, so I went for it.
You know how you generally feel at least slightly screwed when you get a new phone? Perhaps groped at a minimum? Well, let me tell you, I think I got an awesome deal! The phone was $199 and I bought the 3 for $50 accessory package which was a case, screen protector and car charger. I was given $125 for my iPhone 4, a $25 special weekly promotion and a $50 reward for having registered my phone number a few weeks back via Twitter. I used the $50 to pay for the accessories, so my receipt total walking out was about $230. I also have a gift card worth close to $150. So, basically for less than $80 I got myself a new phone – and I put it on my Best Buy account for a month so I could earn rewards. Winning!
So, there you have it – I miss my neighbors, yet am leaving them for a vacation but can stay in touch with my new phone. What have you been up to?