Elaine has been frustrated with various issues with her Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge handheld for some time, but last week it got dropped on the pavement and run over. This added a major issue, since the screen was severely cracked; it continued to work but was hard to read. We have been ready to upgrade it and this just made it imperative to do so soon. I had gone to a Samsung S8+ and like it very much. When Lisa Violette was visiting she showed us her phone, which I believe is a Note 8, and Dennis Murphy showed us his Note 8 on his recent visit. When I discovered that the Note is within fractions of an inch the same size as my S8+, there was no question that the Note 8 is what we wanted. The larger screen size coupled with the stylus that fits in a built-in slot made it a no-brainer. This afternoon we went to BestBuy and made the upgrade with the Verizon representative there. They transferred some of her content at the store and I did the rest when we got home. I also did some setup as well. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Facebook spam claim. Record tied.
It was time to recharge the golf cart batteries, but first I knew I should top off the electrolyte in the cells. I got out the distilled water and my battery filler jug and got that job done. Glad to see the levels were not down far. Then I put the cart on charge for a few hours to bring them back up to full. We have to recharge the batteries every week or so. Continue reading Getting a charge. Board meeting. Violette Family Association.
I spent some time this morning getting out some more items for our yard sale tables. These latest ones included the Iris home automation kit I bought but never used, a Schlage remote operation deadlock I tried but did not use, and a 36-volt battery saver unit for golf carts. I bought the latter when we still had a 36-volt golf cart but we soon after bought a 48-volt golf cart so did not need it. Those three items are being offered at great discounts from their price new. I had two customers today and brought in another $4. Continue reading More yard sale stuff. Newsletter work. Gizmo eye drops.
Several months ago I set out to replace the porch light on our deck – so many months ago I cannot remember when. It got done today. When we added a security door its swing hit the existing light so I decided to replace the old carriage-lamp style with a new LED light that only protrudes an inch or so. I immediately ran into a problem in that the mounting holes for the light fixture did not match either of two sets of mounting holes in the electrical base installed in the side of the house. Continue reading Light on the deck. Breakfast burritos. Elaine got hacked.
The volunteer group met at the Clubhouse at 9:30 this morning to fold and stuff the newsletters, and then the volunteers who deliver them took them out to the residents. Thus another newsletter cycle is over for me. Many thanks for those volunteers, for they make a tedious job almost easy. They gather around a table and stuff the two (in this case) inserts into each newsletter then fold the newsletter in half longwise and wrap a rubber band around it. I then take counted bundles of them and pack them into bags for each delivery area. That whole process takes about a half hour to work on over 350 newsletters! Continue reading Newsletter delivered, autopost to Facebook. Golf cart stutters.