I celebrated 35 years of gainful employment with the same company on 2/6/19.  Hard to believe because I am 22.  Uh ya, I am.  Quit laughing.  Tis true. I’ve got a funny story bout age and length of employment for later.  If I memba.

Onward through the fog.

With the help of bloglandia and anyone who would listen, I picked for my gift an iPad.  The kids were especially sure!  “Mom, you have to get the iPad.  You know you’ve always wanted one but would never spend any kind of money on yourself!!”

And yesterday she came by UPS (6th generation) Wi-FI 128 GB, lightning to USB cable and power adapter. Blah, blah, blah because I am sure all these things mean something to someone but I am not at all techie.  I am a lucky into it kinda gal.  Not as bad as I proclaim but certainly not Apple genius bar status.

At first I had fun.  Way cool since all I needed to do was bring my smart phone and set it there next to the iPad.  Things started moving and shaking and I was clicking next and getting more excited until time for the software update to something something 12 .4 from something something 12 .1.  The first message for time for update was 24 hours then 48 hours, then 56 hours, then nothing but circles of the settings gear.  Ya see our Internet is DSL and DSL sucks and my baby is Wi-Fi dependent.

Option two was plug into desktop and download from iTunes.  Easy Peasy NOT!  Same long times for download.  Same circles of huh?

Final option was start from scratch.  After factory reset, that is just what I did.  This option was painstaking slow but I am only keeping the apps I want and not adding everything off the phone.  Ala carte baby!

I still needed to update the software.  I had everything set up for overnight and things appeared to be working when I went to sleep.  Wrong.  Ugh!  This morning message was download failed.  Eff@!

Ain’t nobody got time for that, we were heading off into the wild blue yonder.  I kept calm and followed the prompts to re-start the download.  Now that we are back home, I see download was successful!  Woo to the Hoo.  No more eff bombs.  I am all calm.  I didn’t even need a chill pill.  I just needed patience.  Deep breath in, exhale slowly. Whoouh.

I am #grateful.  Not everyone can say their employer gives them celebratory gifts.  When I think about the years fondly; I realize how much I have been given … how it has helped me provide for my family.  Life is good y’all.  I am verklempt.  Go on talk amongst yourselves. And stroll through the gallery.

As always, more to come.

16 thoughts on “#Grateful

  1. “Woo to the hoo?” I’ve not heard that expression, but I like it. As far as F-bombs, not to worry. Life (and technology) shall provide many future opportunities for self-expression.

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    1. I make stuff up. Woo to the Hoo is probably not going to catch on any time soon with the perfectly acceptable Woo Hoo all by itself. lol

      More f-bombs are definitely in my future. 🙂

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  2. Hooray for anniversary gifts at work! So rare to work at a place that long, really, any longer than 3 years, I think is what they’re saying is average now. I wouldn’t mind to work my job forever. I really like it. I don’t think they’re going to start doing anniversary gifts tho… But there are a lot of pastries 😉

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    1. Yep it’s weird. I never intended to stay. But I moved a lot especially at the beginning. I’ve been in my current role for three years. Might be time to move again. Though I really like it so maybe not. I’m fickle 😂

      Pastries and pot luck are staples. Yummy 🤤

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      1. Maybe on my blog. I’m trying one out today. If I get a bad reaction I’ll pull it and recycle. Might be too spicy for my readers. And please comment, good or bad.

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      2. I am feeling very down at the moment. Probably just disease and associated drugs. But thank you very much for the comment and the like. It has been re-edited with explanation of what happened and thanks to you for helping me get my head straight. I owe you greatly. Please hit that follow button on my blog if you haven’t already. Another post you might like:


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