This story, is like many stories, in that it has a multitude of possibilities for beginnings. I guess as the teller of this story it is up to me to determine the most prudent of beginnings. So, let me think,….
This story is similar to many you’ll find in Apozitude, as it is a story about looking at the positive and expressing gratitude and with that idea in mind, I have a bit more clarity regarding where to begin.
Not all of you who read this blog actually know my wife, but to those of you who do, and even to those of you who don’t, this story begins with Keri.
Keri is such a sweet and caring person and I am the lucky son-of-a-gun that has gotten to spend pert near half my life with her. She can sometimes keep her sweet side hidden, but I guarantee, beneath her hard candy shell there’s a soft gooey center.
I tell you what, it took some doing on my part in the beginning, but I wore down that hard candy shell. She couldn’t resist letting me in and we are both so happy that I was so persistent. We joke about it sometimes.
Anyway, the reason this story begins with Keri and how sweet she is, is because we have been needing new phones, in my opinion, for quite some time. We just discussed this matter a couple days ago and our discussion resulted in an agreement to wait a bit longer. I can’t remember now, exactly why, but I do remember it was a mutual agreement.
This last week my phone began a quick decline. Messages, voice and text, were not being sent or received. I don’t know how long it has been since I’ve been able to do a back up, but I’ve also not been able to do updates, due to lack of storage. The list of problems with my old phone is long and my patience was getting,… less long.
Keri, being the sweet and caring person that she is called me on Friday to surprise me that she ordered our new phones and we had an appointment to pick them up. Oh my gosh!!! I was so excited!!! Thank you baby. This is awesome!!!
SCREEECH!!!! All the excitement and happiness went straight out the window when I discovered I couldn’t upload all my old stuff to my brand new awesomely awesome phone because of an AppleID hiccup. expletive! expletive! expletive!
All my blog stuff, all my son’s modeling pics/puppy pics/travel pics with my wife and my goodnesses pics, all my games, ALL MY SHIT could have been lost if this was not handled properly.
Lucky for me, my sweet and caring wife drove me straight to the Apple store the very next morning to straighten it out. We parked in the 10 min parking, because “this shouldn’t take long at all”.
Boy, were we ever wrong! Two hours later, my starving and very patient wife, our well trained puppy whose training limits were being given the ultimate test and myself (starving as well and on the brink of falling apart like a perfectly cooked pot roast) exit the Apple Store with my new iPhone 6 in my hand and it was not even fix yet.
BUT!!!!! We were well on our way and none of that: would have been possible if not for the patience of the Apple Support gal, Rebecca, who painstakingly walked me through all of those arduous steps, would not have been possible if not for the patience and love of my wife to endure the 2 hours I HAD to spend resetting and restoring my AppleID, would not have been possible if not for all the loving training that has been poured into our, not quite 5 month old puppy. He was a hit in the Apple Store.
So, you see all of this could have gone horribly wrong. I could have lost everything on my phone, all my cherished captured moments, all the blogs I’ve began and not yet finished and all my contacts, but I didn’t, because at the end of about a 12 hour project everything was restored.
The very valuable lesson I learned through this experience was always do your back ups and do them often. If you don’t have enough storage, get more!!! The most important lesson I learned, again, was, Everything always works out.