Sunday, August 21, 2016
What happened next could only have happened at this particular point in my life, now that I'm newly open to it ~~ I responded right away and we rekindled our friendship. We're in regular touch via Facebook and email, and we talked on the phone for two hours the other day.
In the same vein, I've rekindled my friendship with another best friend from high school. And have gotten myself back on the list of a group of gals who touch base by email a few times a year. And Facebook friended a couple old friends.
Although at first I was dead certain I'd never go to another reunion (and the 25th is the only one I attended)...I changed my mind this week, and I will definitely go to our 50th, next May in Los Angeles.
Thanks to a comment from dear online pal Leslie, I decided that I will go the smartphone route for image taking and uploading. She brought up the issue of the safety factor in having a smartphone. And that pushed a button that's been on in the back of my mind for a couple years ~~ what if I trip and fall at home and can't get to my landline-phone? It's conceivable that I could die here and nobody would know, because I'm such a recluse and I don't talk regularly to anybody on the phone, and sometimes don't even see my neighbors for a few days. Or what if I have car trouble in some out of the way spot? Which is unlikely given how little I drive, but still possible.
So okay, I got it. It's time for me to have a smartphone. Plus now that I'm in contact with out-of-the-area friends, I can call them instead of them having to call me.
Fortunately, the cost of these things, which you all probably already know, has really come down in the last few years. So this will be manageable for me. The last time I had a cellphone was before smartphones, and that little phone cost $75 a month for voice only with no texting. It'll cost me less than half that now and I'll have everything I need. Including a great camera.