(Avon Park, IL) Hi 58 Lo 41 -- It's been a busy few days of doing nothing. We're loving the down time with reading and crocheting, and even catching up on recorded TV shows and movies.
The temps went way down last night, but at lease we don't have snow like up north. It got down to 41 degrees. It's supposed to be back to 80 by the end of the week. We're so glad we came down to Florida a little earlier than planned this year. The park is still almost empty of RV's, so a lot of folks will probably be delayed coming down from up north because of all the snow.
We're getting our doctor appointments done at the beginning of our stay instead of in the spring, in case things need more attention. Jim had his annual physical exam today and is in tip top condition. Blood pressure ok, cholesterol ok, no prescription meds. In fact he's improved in some areas from last year. How does that happen?? I'm still waiting on my test results.
I've been having trouble with my phone for a long time. I had it replaced under warranty a month ago (for the second time), and the new one is doing the same thing. It's very slow, to the point I sometimes couldn't even answer calls before the caller hung up or the call went to voicemail. So we stopped by the Verizon store to see what could be done. I'm not eligible for an upgrade until February, but it just so happens Verizon has a deal going on where you can trade in your old phone for a new Droid Turbo, and you pay $25 per month for it for two years, but Verizon credits the $25 back to you each month on your bill. All we had to pay was the tax on the full price of the phone, which came out to $42. And, although there's no contract involved, I would have to pay off the rest of the payments if we left Verizon before it's paid off. But we have no plans to leave Verizon anyway. I know, it sounds too good to be true. I now have to reload all my apps to the new phone. I'm getting good at that, since I've replaced my phone under warranty twice in the last year and a half. The Droid Turbo is brand new, it just went on sale Oct 30, and boy does it have a lot of fancy bells and whistles! So hopefully I'm set for at least a couple of years. I'm just glad to finally have a phone that I can answer calls on. The guy at Verizon did say that particular model of Motorola phone I had was known to have lots of problems. I'm glad to be rid of it. The new phone is awesome!
We're doing fine here in the south and when something of interest comes up, we'll be sure to tell you about it. Please stay tuned.