Last night for about one dreadful hour I could not text. Messaging would not work. It was frozen. Did I have a really important message to give or receive? Did I heck. And yet I was in a foul mood (or fowl as I first put). 'Poor son' tried all he could; uninstalling apps, killing them, and I was on forums. Clear the cache (no idea) he said or back to the old Nokia brick.
But wait, what did he mean I would lose all the levels I had gained on Angry Birds. I could put up with that I suppose. But Coin Dozer, all my prizes would disappear. It's a free app game thingy and its like the coin falls games in the arcades from years ago. the coins and prizes drop and you feed them right back in for more virtual prizes. I love it. I have not gone so far as to spend real money for virtual dozer dollars and coins. Although once I did watch an long advert online in return for free coins, Very sad but o you should see the prizes I gained that day. I am a fool.
Back to the seized up phone. I had an idea that often works with the TV remote. I took the battery out and gave it a little warm up then popped in back in. It worked. The phone is souped up and ready to go, just waiting to actually need to send a message now.
The smart phones we have were from my first swap. First swap and first smart phone. A bike that was outgrown but in lovely condition for 2 outdated but newer that what we had phones. It felt great. Bartering or swapping. What a system. I remember in the Faith Addis books something about a bartering scheme amongst the smallholders of the area. Does this happen? I think it was for jobs and skills as well as things. I could live like that for sure. Good way of getting rid of gluts maybe....courgette anyone?