Tonight's adventure was texting. Because Google has for too long not had their texting shit together, I've had to use Hangouts which is basically a not very good facetime application for texts. The only saving grace was that Hangouts is available to me on the phone, on every tablet and on any computer - which makes it ohhh so handy. But it's a stupid app for texting.
Now Google has made their text app (Messages) into a viable texting app that is also usable from everywhere including any computer. I got it all set up this afternoon.
It took me more than a beat to figure out I needed to tell Google I was switching. And that setting was not easy to find. But, it didn't work. I sent a text via Messages and the response would come back via Hangouts. I took a break for dinner and conjured. And then came back and still, no joy.
Finally I figured out that I had to specifically tell Hangouts that we were getting a divorce. Hangouts, turns out, does not respond to ghosting. I think I have it now. But I should have had it in 5 mins instead of several hours.
My Mom had this phrase she used all the time 'you're so bright we almost called you son'. It translates to Doh.