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My flip phone had been teetering on the edge of obsolescence since we’d come together a couple years ago, and I’d been thinking about ending the relationship on compatibility issues, moving on to something a little more productive. It’s uncanny how fate steps in and resolves these issues. The old flip gave up the ghost, died right in the middle of a conversation with my son. Kathi said it was sun spots. I don’t know. However, the financial impact did put a solar flare in my pocketbook. We went shopping and Kathi, David and I ended up with i-Phone 4’s, which, when combined, makes an i-Phone 12. When you start hearing about i-Phone 5’s, just remember I’m seven steps ahead of the game.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that the Avey clan is caught up in the midst of building a new house. Actually the builders are building it. We just drive by now and then to keep them on track. Yeah, I know. But I actually observed an error in the construction on one such trip. The framers had forgotten to allow for a doorway from the kitchen to the dining room. I used my i-Phone to snap a photo of the snafu and sent it to the builder.

I learned how to do that the hard way. On our first trip to the house site with our brand new phones in tow, I jumped out of the car and started taking photos for our House Scrap Book, or so I’d thought. In reality, I was engaged in creating a video, an unorganized and shaky movie, starring me and my family, stumbling about thinking we were taking pictures. Later, while dining at the restaurant, which happened to have free Wi-Fi, I uploaded my favorite house photo to Facebook. “Lucky we’re in a free Wi-Fi spot,” I told Kathi, “this photo sure is taking a long time to load.” When I checked my Facebook page later that night, I realized why it had taken so long to load – It was a video, not a photo, and I’d posted it online. It’s pretty entertaining. I might have a future in movie production.

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I’m just about finished with the first draft of Footprints of a Dancer, the 3rd book in the Detective Elliot series. Thank you for having patience with me. I lead a complicated life. Let’s just leave it at that.

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