The grandson didn't find it easy to take the back off my phone, but he got it done. It just doesn't come off easily. Oh, and it doesn't slide; it has to be pulled off. I fed the boy a grilled cheese sandwich and some Sun Chips, and sent a quart of frozen chili home with him; that's all the payment he got.
This afternoon my cousin Betty called. She lives not far away, but we hadn't talked in awhile. She had a problem: Her computer wanted to do a Windows update this morning, so she clicked to allow that. Then her screen went blank. She figured since I know my way around the Internet, I might have a solution.
After I was done rolling on the floor laughing, I told her that when I have a problem like that, I take my computer to Radio Shack and they fix it for around $100. Hey, it's cheaper than a new computer.
We visited awhile, and got back on the subject of her computer.
"Say," I said, "have you turned it off?"
"How can I do that?" she answered.
Oh yeah, without the screen working, how would you go to start, shut down... etc.
"Well," I said, "I guess you'd have to shut it down by pushing the button you use to turn it on; I know that isn't the best way, but sometimes you have to. Be sure to hold it down for a few seconds."
"Oh," she exclaimed, "everything turned off!"
"OK, now turn it back on."
Would you believe her computer worked, once it was on again?
I feel like SUCH a geek. I'm the woman who goes crawling to her daughter whimpering, with the slightest little computer problem.
But I did learn one thing in my first year on the Internet: If all else fails, reboot. It's my mantra. I repeated it to Betty several times before we hung up.