If you’ve wondered just what happened to the WebLetter since last year, I took time off. Sometimes things happen to divert your attention from what you’ve been doing and that’s certainly true with me.
Between being involved with church work, a play, catching the flu, injuring my back and resigning and retiring from work … I can say it’s been busy since the beginning of December.
But now, things are slowing down. I have been in physical therapy for the back, I got over the flu (still coughing a bit from that and the stuff floating around with Spring coming) and retirement means I can focus on things I really want to be doing like selective Web work and picking up a brush and painting some of the beautiful things we enjoy here on Amelia Island.
Last year, we made arrangements to move my dad and step-mom up to the island, and only steps away from us, so we could help them when they needed. He’s going to turn 91 soon and the two of them need assistance on occasion.
One example was when she needed to purchase a new phone. After finding out how Jitterbug (the phone that is billed as one for seniors that’s easy to use and dependable) wasn’t everything she had hoped for, she told me she wanted a smartphone but something not “so smart” that she couldn’t figure out how to use it.
A quick trip to our local Verizon store and she is now the proud owner of an older but easier to use Samsung phone, of which I set up with the basic apps she likes to use, like Gmail, Google Photos when she takes pictures, and texting. In short, she likes her new phone.
Prior to making changes to her Android device, I used suggestions from GadgetHack.com and an article called, “Make an Android Phone or Tablet Grandma-Friendly”. https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/make-android-phone-tablet-grandma-friendly-0164785/
It’s a good article to bookmark as one day you may be in the same situation and need a little help.
There is something else I’ve been doing … creating and expanding a YouTube channel featuring music I enjoyed playing during my years in radio. You’ll find it at https://www.youtube.com/user/jim32034
I feature a lot of the favorite songs you’ll remember and a few you may not have heard. Listening to music … it’s what DJ’s do when they’re not working.
See ya … and may God bless you and keep you safe.