RSS Feed

GORD’S I-MANIA!…

Never let it be said that Gord cannot figure out a way to get around my frugalness. Earlier this year we changed our phone to an android and changed from a larger carrier to a smaller carrier because I am cheap and refused to pay what I consider crazy monthly fees. Wellllllll, the android did not sync with all our apple products! Gord was not happy!!!!  anddddd the cheaper carrier DID NOT WORK ANYWHERE except in big cities!!!! Which is not good when you live in the country where our biggest village has a population of 700 or as we do – in the bush! Gord complained and complained but I was adamant – we were not spending additional money to break out of the 2 year contract and upgrade the phone. WELLLL Gord managed to get around that quite easily! A week and a half ago I found his drowned phone lying in the driveway!!! soggy and not working! We did all the things they tell you to do with a drowned phone – hairdryer, vacuum and at the very end we popped it into my box of rice! Well nothing worked so in the end Gord DID GET his iPhone! and back to a big carrier so we actually get service in the bush! And now he is happy playing all day long with his phone! It never leaves his hand – of course this time he was smarter and bought insurance to cover loss, breakage and accidental drowning! But I must say it has come in handy and wow I NOW KNOW HOW TO USE A CELL PHONE as it is sooooooo easy (well probably because I am used to I pad and I Mac!). In addition, it seems to take amazing pix – here are a few Gord took the other day…

Image

Those 2 bumps in the water are actually the heads of 2 otters – as we were coming home we saw 3 of them playing in the water, fishing, eating and making the funniest gacking sound (maybe they had fishbones stuck in their throats!)…

Image 2

Image 3

Image 5

Image 6

And now if only I could get a picture of I-Gord playing with his I-phone but of course it is attached to his fingers!

25 responses »

  1. Way to go Loretta!

    Reply
  2. A-MAZ-ING photos……….you are so lucky to wake up to a view like that every morning, TOTALLY ENJOY IT, I am sure you never get tired of it! talk about INSPIRATION!

    Reply
  3. These really are beautiful photos.
    I wondered why Gord was so enthusiastic about his new I phone when we spoke on Saturday. Like you I am not impressed with techie stuff but now I understand his enthusiasm for this little skinny box with the back story revealed. BTW you are such a good writer. I am still laughing over this post as is J.

    Reply
  4. 1barb.lawson@gmail.com

    Love, love, love this post, Loretta. I put my phone through the wash and then got an iPhone as a replacement. Love it. (Even use it as an ereader…download books from the library and I’m good to go.) Yeah, Gord! 😊

    Sent from my iPad

    >

    Reply
  5. Funny that my iPhone doesn’t take pictures like this! I want to move! Your posts are fun, informative and uplifting but this one was good for the soul. Big thanks to you and Gord.

    Reply
  6. Beautiful!

    Reply
  7. Stunning pictures!

    — Sent from Marie’s You-Know-What

    On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Hooked On The Lake

    Reply
  8. Ha..ha..ha..love this story. Super pics. One would think you were a trained photographer. Perhaps I should get an I phone when my plan runs out.

    Reply
  9. I guess you tried to be frugal. I mean you need money for wool and stuff, right?

    Reply
  10. A picture of I-Gord playing with his iPhone would merely be a selfie! So now you can get him a selfie stick for Christmas.

    Reply
  11. I love those pictures and can relate to all of them. Be happy you are there as I am dying of the heat here in Sarasota – not fun! The grass almost looks like snow! Keep your pictures coming, Gord!! Betty

    Reply
  12. These pictures are unbelievably beautiful. You are so lucky to live is such a pristine peaceful area.

    Reply
  13. jagmunro@gmail.com

    My those pictures are so nice Gord is a happy camper now.To funny.I am sure you will be happy to have a break from it all and have time for you to do something for you.

    I am on my third knot and having a little trouble with color.The one I m working on is the tone on tone cream colours but the outline is not standing out a lot.If you remember at all I would maybe get you to send me a darker color.I will send you a pic.Thanks Janice

    Sent from my iPad

    >

    Reply
  14. Beautiful pictures……I dare say, do I see a hooked rug in the second to last photo!

    Reply
  15. jillmvandervelde@gmail.com

    Awesome pictures! Sent from my iPad

    >

    Reply
  16. Jill Vandervelde

    Look at the bright side , it will give Gord something to do now that golfing season is over. Haha!

    Reply
  17. Elizabeth Worrall

    WOW WOW WOW Amazing pics. I Gord sure has an ” eye”.

    Reply
  18. Loved this story. We have lived through the bag of rice also. Love my iPhone and iPad.
    The horses are beautiful.

    Christine Ford Paris Ontario.

    Sent from my iPad

    >

    Reply
  19. Susan Sutherland

    I bought my Iphone so I could get out of a contract with a service provider any time I want to. I didn’t want to be tied to one company for a couple of years as it’s so expensive in Canada. BTW, I was going to unlock it from my service provider (at a cost of $50 which is outrageous) only to find out there is a plan cheaper than what I use in Canada for use in the US. Go figure. Our cell phone providers are bandits!!! IT was great to see you at the hook-in in Baden. Look forward to seeing you again next year. and PS I always wondered if the rice bag works. You have shown that it doesn’t!

    Reply
  20. Wow! Those pics are amazing,,,, thanks for posting,,, enjoy your writings,,,,

    Reply
  21. Great photos for sure, I am resisting one as well but……glad to hear that you are going south for a bit..will you be going to any hook ins? Is that a dumb question?

    Reply
  22. So much easier posting photos from your iPhone, than a digital camera. Awesome quality too. Video footage of those cheeky otters next time please Gord!! 😉

    Reply
  23. I’m with you on saving money! We pulled the cable plug and Google fiber is coming in the spring and we will transfer an expensive internet provider to a more affordable provider. Look out cell phone your time is coming

    Reply
  24. BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: