“Look for the helpers.”  Fred Rogers

So I woke up the other morning and my phone had a message for me.  The message on the screen said, “You may already be a winner! While you were sleeping we upgraded your phone.  Your family is proud of you.  You will lose ten pounds by Christmas!” or something like that.

Actually, it said “Your phone has been upgraded,” and presented a bar to press that said, “Continue”.  So I did.  Then it showed another screen with another “Continue” so, once again, I did.  Then I decided to proceed with my morning.

At this point I discovered, function by function, that my phone was no longer functioning.  It would not send pictures.  It would not allow me to ask questions of Siri, such as, “Would you like to go out tonight.”  Spoiler – He always refuses.  Yes, my Siri is a an English gentleman.

Fortunately, my tech guru and friend, Andrew, texted me that he had to drop something off at my home that evening.  I let him know that he was an answer to my prayers and if he had a few extra minutes I’d allow him to fix my phone.  Actually, I whined/begged.  That’s what friends are for!


Andrew finally found a way through the back door of my phone’s functions to accomplish, with a number of steps, things that I had previously accomplished with a step or two.  That was progress.  And then the conversation veered off into the need to restart the phone after upgrades.  Bingo!

When things aren’t working on a device sometimes it’s just a matter of shutting things down for a bit.  Then hit the restart button.  That’s good advice for your life, too.  You’re welcome.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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