Saturday, June 9, 2012

Effective e-mail 101

The power of my e-mail on Thursday night was so effective that by the return e-mail on Friday morning my phone had already left Albuquerque on the way to Elephant Butte. The first though was I needed to write a self help book on 'how to write an effective e-mail'. On closer examination of the e-mail I found the phone had been shipped two days before and they had just not updated the shipping information. Well that burst my bubble and I guess I just don't have the power I imagined. Anyhow, the phone is in my hands and the learning curve is in front of me. The phone is packed with features, most of which I will never use, but that I will have to learn enough about them, so that when I do trigger a feature by mistake I will know where the undo button is. The other thing that would be helpful with the micro keypad is if I could take one of my  fingers and hone it to a fine point like a pencil. Fat fingers on a small touchscreen keyboard just don't work, this I already have discovered. 


The new Phone currently showing 2400 minutes and service through July of 2014.

This morning my next door neighbor, Clay, has company. His son Mark and his girlfriend from Idaho have dropped in for a short visit. Today, Clay is playing tour guide and has taken them to the most interesting town of Chloride, NM. The highlight of this town is the Pioneer Store which operated until 1923 when it was boarded up and abandoned with all its merchandise just left sitting on the shelves. It sat that way until 1989 when it was reopened by the current owners as a museum of how things were in the past. It is a fascinating journey to walk through this store. Another fascinating thing about this town was that in 1923 this remote little mining town had a Harley Davidson dealer. Never would have guessed that. If you click on Chloride, NM  you can read the history of the town.

Weekend mode is upon us which means all the frantic activity we though about doing during the week now comes to rest. The rest of my day will be devoted to trying to figure what to do with my new phone if it rings and trying to enjoy the good life.



8 comments:

  1. Yup, that sure looks like the same phone that I have. You have a lot more minutes on yours than I have on mine. Maybe I should call you!!

    They make a lot of different styluses for use on these small screens, and tablets. I use one on my Kindle Fire, otherwise I can't do anything. I tried it on the phone, and it does work better than my fat fingers. You might find one, and try it.

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    1. Wouldn't it be just as easy to stick my finger in an electric pencil sharpener?

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  2. You need to use the side of your finger, not the entire pad of your fingertip. It does get easier to hit the right buttons.

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    1. I probably just need to hire a teenager to type for me.

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  3. Chloride sounds just like a place we seek out. I love to authentic items of the time.
    Good luck with the new phone. You know...as we getting older the learning curve becomes a bit skewed.

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  4. You're right about the learning curve, I figure I'm not far away from a VCR permanently flashing 12:00.

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  5. Nice phone but to techy for me. I like simple. I know someone who bought one of those and then had to buy a pointer thing to hit the keys. She never got the hang of the last phone

    Thanks for the link to the little town I love history.
    Hope your weekend mode stays right where you want it.

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  6. Hi Jo, actually the phone is pretty simple compared to what's out there, even I got it on the first try.
    Chloride is a neat little town and if you ever get a chance stop in for a visit.
    Have a good Sunday.

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