We have phones!!!! In fact, we have iPhones. Dan actually got them for us yesterday afternoon and we started getting them set up last night after the kids were in bed. I just have to say: it is so cool. I feel like a kid with a new toy on Christmas morning. I have so much to learn about it, and have to figure out how to get it all set up. I really am a neophyte with it — it’s my first smart phone. This is my first experience with a phone that does anything cooler than take pictures. I get to pick out apps! I’m going to have navigation! My phone knows where I am (that part’s a little creepy).
So far, I’ve accidentally called my mom at 3:30 in the morning (or maybe Benjamin did that, it’s unclear) taken a bunch of blurry pictures (because I forgot to remove the protective film) and downloaded a bunch of very important apps (like Oregon Trail and Harbor Master). I’m finding myself getting way too sucked into it — how does anyone get anything done? (And I haven’t even connected it to Facebook yet!) Both boys are very drawn to it. I expected that of Benjamin (he’s played with his aunt Amanda’s iPhone before) but I was shocked at how alluring it is to Liam — he nearly threw himself off the couch earlier in his attempt to get it . . . and it was off at the time.
I’m really having fun with it, but it is also a huge relief to finally be connected. Dan & I texted back and forth while he was at work today, and now I can contact my family when I need to (although we still have to figure out what it’s going to cost us, and them, to do that, but at least it’s POSSIBLE now). It is certainly another significant piece of us feeling like we’re at home here.
But, I’m a little perplexed as to why the built in weather app can’t tell where I am, when every other thing on there can? Eh, I still like it.