Spent the day with Mom
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I've been needing to get a new phone for a bit now... it was having issues of logging off all by itself and the speaker would go on and off.... anyway yesterday was the day.
Mom had one of my older phones. Which I insisted that she take so that I can rest easier and she has a way to get a hold of me. ( she is pace maker dependent) I put her on my plan and adding her was not a big deal for me. She did not want to "PAY" for a newer phone... hence my older phone.
She is so cute at times! She was complaining to me that her phone would drop calls and sometimes not work... so when are we going for "new" phones??
Well... yesterday we did it! I got my new Android Galaxy III in RED! I told the sales guy I wanted something easy for her to use, she is exploring texting to me and grandchildren and I told the guy bigger "keys" for her to see and use.
He recommended the newer Windows phone. He and her picked out the icons that she thought she might like and he PATIENTLY went through some of the basic functions with her while I shopped for other things I needed for my new tablet. I thanked him for that and wished him a very Merry Christmas.
Next stop ...to the AT&T tech support center where they transferred all my data from old to new, and the tech lady helped my mom learn how to "use" her new phone by putting in some phone numbers that did not transfer over from her old phone.
Next stop Cosco as she need to buy some things, walked around there for a bit. It was very crowded! She didn't buy the case of Tuna to much $ and to many cans, but we did manage to buy a few things.
From there we went to Ikea to buy a gift card for Christmas for my son ( he's furnishing a new apt) Mom also crossed him and his partner off her list. We stopped and has a glass of something cold as we were both thirsty. And visited a bit.
Next stop Walmart as she did not want to buy the large case of tuna fish from Cosco..... so Walmart it was.... she did say now where are we going? I said Walmart she aked why .. I said you wanted tuna right? so she got some things there.
Needless to say mom paid for the phone stuff after I sternly told her NO!!! Even the cashier looked to both of us! Short of pushing her out of the way..... Lot of good that did!!!!!! She is 100% German and very stubborn! So the Cosco trip and Walmart were on me and she grumbled that now she'd "owed" me the money! I told her to Stop it.....
We got home to her house, I unloaded her things and we went in, I helped her input the last of her numbers. We had a conversation about her leaving the phone on all the time. ( she worried about using minutes while phone was "on") Told her not to worry that is not what happens.... She was so cute putting in the numbers.... she was tapping very hard like an old typewriter! I touched her how lightly that you could use, and she was smiling like a kid on Christmas.
She kept telling me she, worrying how long we were gone (about 8 hours) and that I'd taken the day off work etc... I told this IS WHY I took the day off! So be quiet and enjoy it! I know I will.... seeing her happy and cute was special to me. Good Christmas memory.