Late adapter.

How much do you take?  Is it a lifetime or five minutes?  When do you reach your limit?

This is rather silly.  But this week, after about two years of static...I made the call.

My FM radio receiver was making so much extra noise. I listen to NPR these days, when I can bear the racket.  I tried moving the slim cord around...and that would settle it.  Until I moved myself around.  That made it un-settling, and un-nerving.  The static was always where I was.

So Kevin, from Hidden Connections, came over today to check out the status of the 'static.'  He has become my new BFF since the company installed music/video/TV flat screen/BluRay/Smart Hub/extra TVs etc. And he brought a new device..just in case.

I am way back in the line of those who do not become 'early adapters.'  I'm a very late adapter. I'd rather be sure that all the other people have fixed, identified, and worked out the mistakes before I try anything technical.

Now I have Sonos.  If you are also a late adapter, it is a 'system of wireless speakers and audio components.'  I can control it by my iPhone (or an Android), by my computer, by my iPad, or by my keypads on my walls.  Somehow I can play hundreds of my CDs through it. I learned more today than I had planned, and I cannot begin to repeat any of it.  I just tried it again...and "Hey Mikey, I like it!" and I turned it on and off all by myself (like a two year old)!

If my dad were around, he would just shake his head. Radio? Russ Limbaugh was someone to listen to. He thought FM radio was nice, if unnecessary.  Faxes?  Magical.  Email?  Not so much.  Cell phones? What's wrong with a dial?  Google Maps?  Give him a paper map any day, yet he would never admit to asking for directions.  Bills? Each piece had a file stashed in a drawer. My mom?  She was more receptive than most to changes!

My adult kids are around, but not local.  Sutter and Sean (S&S) are on the downside of the globe. We need technology to communicate: Skype, Google Hangout (what is that?).  My first grand baby (a grandson) via Erin and Evan (E&E) will be brought up with stuff I can't even imagine.

But for now...I don't have static on my FM radio.  That's all (and more).  Over and out.

Live richly (and in harmony),  marilyn


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