Wednesday, September 19, 2018


I had therapy early this morning so I was out after coffee. When I crested one of the Appalachian toes. I noticed the pastoral scene toward the west. No other commuters were behind me, so I stopped, rolled down my window and snapped a few frames. 

My camera would have rendered the scene more dramatically, but all I had with me was my phone.

After therapy, I headed to Birmingham. In a weird synchronistic sequence, Jilda dropped her phone earlier in the week and cracked the screen. I dropped my yesterday. You might have guessed, it cracked my screen. I had the foresight to buy insurance when I purchased the phones so getting them repaired was not nearly as bad had we had to pay the entire charge out of our pocket. 

A bonus is that while the technicians replaced our screens, I sat in a Starbucks and wrote my column for Sunday. You guessed it. It's about our phones.

I hope your Wednesday has been a good one.


  1. Gorgeous sky.
    Sigh on the cracked screen issue. Knocking firmly on wood, that is something I/we have never done.

    1. Anonymous8:49 PM

      Me, either, thanks to the ghost of Alexander Graham Bell!!

  2. From someone who invariably has some weird typo/predicative text word in her comment, I give up completely on trying to figure out the Appalachian toes....

  3. That sucks that both phones had to be fixed but good news that it didn’t cost much, if at all. Love the photo which just looks so peaceful

  4. How nice to travel where you have views like that one to see. So far I've never cracked a phone screen, thanks to one of those protective covers. They are worth their weight in gold. Mine is call an Otter. It's one of the best investments I've ever made.

  5. Hate to hear about your cracked phones. I have never cracked a phone screen (knock on wood). I have a commuter otterbox on mine. It’s thin with mostly just bumpers in the corners and enough edge to protect the screen if its laid or falls flat face down.
    But hey....You got a story out of it!

  6. It is a breathtaking scene.

  7. I cracked my phone but I bought a new one instead. Then my son said he fixed his for about $30. Oh well, I'm finally getting used to the new one even though it was a pain at first! Your pic is lovely!

  8. As I sit here, we have two cracked screens, one day we will get them fixed. There are times I feel like a foolish person with a smart phone.


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