On Friday I was filling up my car’s tank at the local gas station. I set my keys and iPhone on the trunk. The phone started to slip a bit, so I pushed it up a little further and then turned to pick up the pump handle. When I turned back around, I thought that someone had grabbed my phone while my back was turned. Then I looked down. My iPhone had hit the concrete. This is a picture that I took when I got home.
The touchscreen still worked, but I was afraid that the glass shards would all fall out at any moment. I made a Genius Bar appointment for a few hours later at at my local Apple Store to see what could be done.
The Genius indicated that the back glass could be replaced relatively easily, but with broken front glass the whole phone would need to be replaced. The usual cost for this replacement is $199. The Apple Genius checked out the serial number on my phone, saw that it was still covered under Apple Care and that this was the first time that I had come in with a broken phone. I was accepted a one time offer of a new iPhone for free.
Brilliant customer service = relentless customer loyalty
I have been considering investing in digital books instead of physical books as I continue to build a library of books for ministry. The question that I have for you is: Apple’s iBooks or Amazon.com’s Kindle. Here is what I have so far:
What about this idea for spiritual growth? Is there a way to connect with people with others on the journey of knowing, loving and serving God to know what is actually helpful in growing in faith? As more people take part, it would be able to better help others connect with what might be helpful in their journey.
This can be done one on one through work with a spiritual director, but even the value of that guidance is limited by the experience and connection of that individual. Does something like this exist? Would you find something like this useful?
Phone call from my dad letting me know that my grandmother on my mom’s side died early this morning. This was not unexpected, but that does not necessarily make it any easier. Funeral will likely be Monday or Tuesday in Plains, KS.
Went to the grand opening of the Apple Store, Leawood, picked up a free t-shirt as one of the first 1,000 there and played with the new iPhone 3G.
Picked up a patio table, chairs and sun shade as well as some other miscellaneous from the church rummage sale.
Had a sloppy joe for lunch
Spent time with God using the Grow. Pray. Study Guide. That has really been an excellent tool and I have used it every day.
Getting ready to put a third and final coat of paint on our master bedroom and then headed to our apartment to get everything packed up for the moving extravaganza bright and early tomorrow morning.