Dreamer���s World June 28 2016 – Sleepless Nights and the Things that run through My Mind

     Last night was a difficult one for me. I woke up several times with back spasms and then my BG went low. I was up at 0400 and eventually laid back down, but was never able to get back to sleep. If I didn’t work from home, I would already be calling in today. Since I do work from home, I will manage to get through today.
     A quick bowl of oatmeal helped my BG to recover, but the back spasms didn’t go away, It probably has something to do with laying in a position to accomodate two of The Stooges as I slept. I won’t blame them because I already had to reschedule my chiropractor appointment and I am feeling the strain.
     I will get the workday started in a few minutes. I found out that the Nexus 5x is out for delivery and should be here by this evening. It will give me something to do once it arrives, I am not one of those people who will produce an unboxing video, there are enough of those out there already. I am looking forward to the phone and the Google Project Fi service, which I will run in parallel with my current iPhone and coverage for a few months to determine my next course of action.
     One of the things that I did while I was unable to sleep was reviewing my social media feeds. I found that it was time to streamline things and discard “followers” who never interact with me. Everyone does this for time to time, and it isn’t anything done out of spite or personal offense. Instead I do it because I truly don’t have time to be mixed up with people who no longer bother to communicate or interact. It is simply time to move on and make new friends.
     I am excited to say that the Nexus 5x has finally arrived. Since I am still feeling less than perfect, Hal (person) has gone to the apartment office to pick up the package. I am going to open and activate it this afternoon once work is over with. I always feel like a kid at Xmas when I get a new tech toy!

Dreamer’s World June 28 2016 -The Google Project Fi Nexus 5 x is here!

After a very long day at work, caused by a very long night without sufficient sleep, I am happy to report that the new phone has arrived. It is the Google Nexus 5x running on Project Fi. I had seen enough unboxing videos to understand what I should expect, but I have to be honest, this phone feels great!

The nondescript brown cardboard box that arrived earlier today was about what I expected. Other than the Google return address, there was nothing to indicate what was inside. I took my time and opened the box without ripping things apart by using a knife and buried under a pile of brown packing paper, I found this

The small envelope on the left contained my new Google Project Fi SIM card and the box on the right obviously contains the phone itself, along with the cables and manuals.

 

Here is the phone itself. I got the 32 GB version. Already I am loving the fingerprint sensor which is the circle located beneath the camera lens in the back.

I will be completing the setup of the phone this evening and trying it out. So far, I am very impressed with the quality of the phone. I had noted that many reviewers complained that the Nexus 5X was rather cheap, I don’t see that at all so far. The phone feels great in the hand, and at 5.2″ it is more easily handled than the iPhone 6 Plus that I currently use. I have been on-line today several times and according to the Project Fi website and app, I have not used any of my allotted data so far. This is because I have been automatically using wifi. If this pattern holds true, it makes the decision to switch completely over to Project Fi in the future.