Something fantastic happened when I got home from work today.
Let me back it up and tell this story from the beginning though.
A few months ago I realized that I had to charge my phone more often than normal. Every time I got in my car I religiously plugged my phone into the car charger. No sweat. A mid afternoon jolt was all my phone need, so life really wasn’t too bad.
After a couple weeks, things really got serious. I literally started carrying my phone charger around with me. If I had to make more than two phone calls, there was no way my little Blackberry was lasting me through the day. Carrying my charger became habit. Again — nothing to worry about. It was just another step in my morning routine to get out the door and off to work.
Lately though, I cannot even make a phone call without my phone being ON the charger. It was no longer “okay I’ll plug it in after this call…” — it was “let me sprint to the closest outlet — if my phone dies, call me back in 2 minutes..”
It’s been painful to say the least. It has been even tougher since Alex has been out of town. There have been a few times that I didn’t have my charger and/or was no where near an outlet when he made his weekly call. A couple times my phone has crapped out and died mid-call. I immediately started yelling and pulling my hair out (ew. that’s a joke by the way. well, not the yelling part just the hair thing).
It was awful.
TODAY though — life has turned around!
I called Verizon to get a new battery a few weeks ago. They informed me it was going to be THIRTY DOLLARS. Ugh. I absolutely refuse to get a new phone because then I’ll be locked into another 2 year contract. I’m planning to hop on Alex’s plan when he gets home, so that just doesn’t make sense.
Anyways, last weekend I ordered a new battery from Amazon.
BEST FIVE DOLLARS I’VE EVER SPENT.
As soon as I had a full charge on my fresh battery, I gave Dottie (aka Mom) a call. I spazzed out when I talked for over 45 seconds and not only did my phone NOT die, but it still had a full charge.
(not really, but I could have — that’s for sure!)
Oh the simple things.
Enjoy the NFL kickoff game tonight, I know I will be!
And here are some unrelated pictures 🙂