I am enjoying this day and hoping that things will stay peaceful and calm for me. I am happy to report that after my check up with the doctor last week that my BG meds have been decreased because I am doing so well! After several days on the reduced regimen, I am feeling terrific!
As for today, Hal (person) is at work and I’m seriously debating brunch/lunch somewhere. The weather is surprisingly cool this morning, and it feels great. There is a part of me that wants to just stay at home today. Tomorrow will be a holiday, we are supposed to have some company stop by during the afternoon, and there is really nothing that demands that I get out today. Since I will be on vacation for all of next week, there will be plenty of time to go out with Hal (person), and that is always much more enjoyable than going out solo. While I feel that way at this moment, I realize that there might be a few things that we need here and I will probably go out to pick them up while Hal is at work.
The weather remains cloudy and cool this afternoon. I did go to the store and am back home and unless we go out for pizza, I am done for the day. I have zero complaints about life today.
The Nexus 5X continues to perform well and I am even more convinced that Project Fi is the way to go in the future. Some words of caution regarding the Nexus 5x, it is so easy to use that you will stress the battery, so I recommend that you make the investment of a portable rechargeable battery to carry when you go out. I already have one of those so I am covered there. The second thing that you will have to invest in will be some usb a to usb c cables. The Nexus 5X uses usb c connectors. This is very likely the wave of the future for connectivity until everything finally goes wireless but you don’t want to be out and need to charge your Nexus 5X and realize that you don’t have the right cable to do so.
USB on the left, USB C on the right.
Close-up of the USB C end. It is nice that this connector fits the phone without having to turn it one way or the other. It will fit in either side up.
I realize that the USB C port is rather hard to see in this picture, but it is as I described, the USB C cable end will fit in either side up. The yellow object under the Nexus 5X is one of the battery packs I mentioned earlier, The normal USB connector will attach there to provide the charge to the Nexus 5X.
At the current pace of my bill, I stand to save around $130 a month by switching to Project Fi and that amazes me. I will have to accumulate the money to pay off the remainder for my current cell service, but the savings will cancel that out in less than 6 months at this rate.
I realize that my phone number will change as a result because I switched my old Google Voice number to my Nexus 5X on Project Fi. This isn’t a major issue for me. I seldom get many calls and it will be easy enough to let the important people know the new number in advance. I have no ill will towards my cell provider, they have been excellent, but I think it is time to prepare to move on. A nice email to those interested people will let them know in advance, and if they neglect to read the email then they probably weren’t going to start calling me anyway.
We have plans for tomorrow and I might not get to post anything as a result. I want to wish everyone out there a safe and happy 4th of July, and for my friends overseas, that applies as well whether it is a holiday where you are or not. We have friends coming over in the afternoon and will probably have a nice dinner and hang out during the evening. I have no plans to fight the traffic to go to see any of the fireworks displays. Those days are in the past. I prefer the company of good friends over the hassle of the crowds.