Yesterday I got a haircut. The young woman who cuts my hair wanted to see my pictures from Egypt, so I took my iPad along with me. Then I stopped by Wegmans on my way home.
I got the fabric shopping bag (aren’t I responsible) out and slung the shoulder bag with my iPad under the cart. When I checked out, I grabbed the shopping bag and left – and my shoulder bag (with iPad and camera!) was still under the cart.
I figured out what had happened at about 8:30 last night and called Wegmans. The young man on the Service Desk didn’t know anything. I activated Find My iPhone (which covers iPads, too) and put in a lock screen message with my name and phone number.
I went back to Weggies in person this morning and it turned out they’d locked it up in the accounting office as soon as they spotted the iPad. Sure enough, as soon as I touched it my phone pinged at me – my iPad was online! And the lock screen message was there. Even if someone had walked off with it instead of turning it in to the service desk (which in Geneva I would have found hard to believe), Find My iPhone would have prodded him or her to have called me!
I’m almost as glad to have gotten the Crumpler bag back as the iPad and camera (I was looking for an excuse to buy a new camera!) – it’s the perfect day bag for an iPad, a sketchbook, and the point and shoot camera. Especially since Crumpler no longer makes exactly this bag.
So – if you have Apple portable electronics, download Find My iPhone from the App Store and activate it on all your stuff! It certainly can’t hurt!
I want a big one really badly. Something needs to wash some of this pollen away! Instead we get sprinkles that make it inconvenient to be outside but do nothing substantive – the streets are dry again within half an hour.
Last Friday was the first day of warm. It’s still spring, it’s not summer yet – but it was warm enough to walk on the shady side of Main Street on my way home! I was reminded because this morning my apartment seems a little warm at 71, a temperature I would have longed for at coffee-time in February. So I opened a window to let some cooler air in. Aren’t people funny?
Professor Mead nails it.
Governor Cuomo is mining New York’s state budget to fund a nearly $140 million ad campaign to attract business to the Empire state. The ad campaign—entitled “New York State Open for Business”—has been funded by siphoning tens of millions of dollars from the state’s Power Authority and Energy Research and Development Authority, and another $40 million from the federal aid package the state received to help rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.
Taking money from real things to pay for advertising? Not good.
I didn’t get a lot accomplished this weekend – but I’m on sabbatical, damn it!
Today I did get 2 light bulbs changed and a set of miniblinds back up in the kitchen window. They fell into my arms sometime this winter when I was trying to adjust them and I really preferred the kitchen flooded with light, so I put them in the closet. The weather is already warm enough that the sunlight partly cooked a bunch of bananas as they sat on the kitchen counter, so I picked up a new bracket today and got them back up.
Since I have 12 foot ceilings and live alone I always put in a safety call to a neighbor. If I don’t call her back by a certain time she’s supposed to come check on me. This was a successful outing for the ladder – I was able to call her back with 10 minutes to spell.
When you can’t fit the first bottle of limoncello of the summer in there.
72 yesterday afternoon. 40s this morning, but sunny. 9:30 a.m. – snowing. Give it time!
Whew! Newark was awful – but what’s new? Best of the day – I was in a 3-person row from Madrid to Newark…I had the aisle, no one in the middle seat, woman who slept the WHOLE time at the window. I had to get up for her once. Such luxury! And it was 70 today in Geneva, I’m told . . . .
These mittens make me less cranky – especially when they’re bedazzled with perfect snowflakes.
So is this my fault for posting the snow drops yesterday afternoon?
Spring really is a possibility now – even if we’re getting a wintry mix at the moment.
This was part of the Hobart and William Smith Winterpalooza set up. I suppose it’s a logical development from the Mechanical Bull technology so popular when I was myself in college.
I risked neither life nor limb on this contraption.
Today’s mail brought me a wedding invitation from some friends. Sweet!
That was some snow! But today is cold, bright, and sparkly. The snow has pretty much stopped and everyone’s digging out. Tomorrow is supposed to be above freezing, so it will all turn sloppy. Ugh!
On my way home this afternoon.