Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Chemical Day

My friend Mary used to say she was having a chemical day... "Everything I touch today, turns instantly to shit"

I'm having a chemical day. I was working on my new bag and sewed the fobs to hold the strap in wrong. Of course, since they hold the strap, they needed to be sewed down with extra umph. Which is fiddly to undo when you do it wrong. But I got it undone and then proceeded to do it a different way but also wrong! GRRRRRR

Then my internet went down. I have no idea why. But, of course, by the time I drop everything and am half into troubleshooting, it restores itself. Of course.

My backup phone - the one that I finally remembered to order the sim for - I discovered was trying and failing to boot. It's called a boot loop and it's a major Pain in the Ass. It sometimes happens to Android phones - most often, I believe, after an update. To fix you have to get into bootloader mode and then recovery mode and then do stuff. There is no Fix This button. And calling Google for help is right up there with recreational root canals.

I got into the bootloader mode but recovery mode was corrupt. It took a lot of research and a lot of tries but finally I got there and tried the easy fix. Nope. Went back and pulled out the big gorilla - factory reset.

Happily, I've got all my stuff set to automagically back up so it was insanely simple to say 'put it back like it was'. Did that and still found some problems. I'm not sure it's still not hinky. It is now installing a security update - same one, second time. I really want this phone to hang on. I don't like not having a ready full backup phone.

In between I made tuna salad and added a bunch of rice from last night. Totally delicious. Then I bagged up the rest of the rice and put it in the freezer. Now I need to clean up the kitchen and fold all the clean laundry and put it away. And take a load of trash and garbage down to the dumpster.

I may or may not get back to the bag today... I'm kind of afraid to touch it again.
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