... on account o' because we had to be over in The Big(ger) City™ to get The Green Hornet's seat repaired. And that's done and we're back and we have yet to make our Daily Rounds, seein' as how gettin' up at oh-dark-thirty only leaves time for nothing more than gulping down two quick cups o' coffee before cleanin' up and hitting the road at 0700 hrs.
We bought a new phone while we were over in Clovis... an HTC Evo 4G (pic at right)... a device that does more than make phone calls, which was about ALL my five year old phone did. But it was time to upgrade, seein' as how five years is about all the useful life one can expect from these sorts of things, and it's best to replace it while it's still functioning rather than to have it go belly-up in the middle of the night.
I'm not one to be intimidated by devices or new technology but I AM looking at this thing with a rather jaundiced eye. Any device that comes with a 25-page "Getting Started" booklet AND a 194-page "Basics Guide" (yup: Basics Guide -- that's what it sez on the cover) is prolly more complicated than it needs to be.
I have my reading material in hand for the next couple o' few. Whether "few" means hours or days remains to be seen... the first order of business is to figure out how to answer the damned thing when it rings.