Thursday, November 21, 2019
Last week, in the midst of my holiday shopping, my android's battery stopped accepting the charge. This was a holiday-time expense I had not anticipated, however unavoidable.
I have already started my holiday shopping, as illustrated in the photo below, taken November 15, 2019.
With the holidays in full swing, I decided I could spend no more than $150 for a replacement unit.
I purchased my first android in February 2015, and used it almost everyday, whenever possible keeping the unit plugged in next to my software development and blogging platforms, or just "on" for any research or social media tasks on my "todo" list. I have to say, I am surprised it lasted as long as it did. I used it quite a bit.
The new android arrived, Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and I am very pleased with the ease it took to setup the new unit.
When things like this happen, I am usually good about accepting the loss and moving on. Over the last 6 months I have spent over a thousand dollars replacing business tools (camera and android). Both 2019 business expenses I had not planned on, however critical to completing the tasks I need to get done.
How often do I do this? Old camera purchased in 2008, old android purchased February 2015 and only when I have absolutely no other options.