- I had a doctor appointment last week, mainly to get an rx renewed, but also to talk about my bad knees.
- Guess who needs a double knee replacement!?!?!
- When I got home from the appointment I was talking over the knee replacement news; we agreed that I should go to the same ortho — Dr. Comfort — who replaced Smokey’s knees a couple-few years ago.
- The phone rang during our conversation.
- It was Dr. Comfort returning Smoke’s earlier phone call.
- I laughed and told him we had just been talking about him.
- Smoke has been having pain in his left hip. Based on recent x-rays, the lining of his hip joint is roughed up.
- Dr. C can fix that in an outpatient appointment.
- No knees will be replaced until he is fully mobile again.
- Having medical issues in retirement is just like having a part-time job. Who knew?
- Our area is almost at peak leaf color.
- Driving anywhere is a visual treat.
- We are going on a short vacation to the North Shore soon. Looks like we will hit roughly the same status there.
- My computer refuses to boot yesterday. WTF?
- I am now compelled to use my old MacBook Air, circa
2014(?) 20182014.Yay, blog for looking up stuff in the past.
- This old one is definitely slower than my current one.
- Patience is a virtue, Kat™.
And now, the other stuff as promised…
I am considering buying a Kindle. I have the Kindle app on my iPad, but 1, the iPad is significantly heavier than a Kindle, and B, battery life of the Kindle is orders longer than the iPad. Those of you who have a Kindle, please sing out in the comments. Is the paperwhite worth the extra $? Are the ads bothersome? Does a case make it significantly heavier? Be sure to say which model you have. Thanks!
I have kindle on my laptop and I own a Kindle White. Problem is, if I buy a book that I see recommend in book bub or by Kathryn Kienholz, here, and I purchased it on my computer, it refuses to deliver it to my Kindle White, so I can’t read that book when I am waiting in a dentist’s office or waiting in thecar for my husband. i do have a case. It does add some weight but not so much to not carry it in my pocket purse son a long leash. I also carry in that my cell phone, appointment book, brush, comb, eye glass cleaning cloths, small bottle of hand sanitizer and my wallet. I wear it slung over from one shoulder and across my body.
I have one of the early generations of Kindle and two different Kindle Fires – gens 7 and 8. I adore all of them.
The elderly Kindle is most like the paperwhite (my daughter has one of those and loves it – waterproof for reading in the bath!) – I use it for nighttime reading since it’s very lightweight and it isn’t backlit so it doesn’t cast that sleep-disrupting blue light. (I have enough trouble sleeping on my own, thankyouverymuch) The battery lasts forever and books are easily downloaded over wifi.
I mostly use the other two Kindles for playing games, but they’re handy for reading too. They’re heavier than my old Kindle, though, so better for daytime reading where I can prop them up. I’ve got the newer bigger one in a case, so that’s the one I grab to throw in my bag if I’m going to be stuck somewhere for a while. (Well, back in the Former Times, anyway. Doesn’t happen much these days…) Not only can books be easily downloaded, but I can email documents to either Kindle Fire, including pdfs. (I don’t know if that’s possible on the paperwhite or not.) I’ve got more than one knitting pattern handily stashed that way!
TL,DR: I love the Kindle and you probably will too
I have an older Kindle Paperwhite. It doesn’t have any ads. I love it more than I expected. At first, I wanted it for travel. Now I love it because I can adjust the font size so I can read it without glasses. Since I had cataract surgery, I find it so much easier to read on the Kindle. . I like that it’s backlit so I can read it in bed without disturbing DH. I can also read it easily in daylight/sunlight. I download books from the library without having to make a trip to town. It syncs with my iPad and my iPhone, so I always have a book with me. Can you tell how much I love it?
What Shirley said. No ads–didn’t know that was a “thing” now!–& I have a case to keep the screen safe. Not heavy; loads lots of books; easy to read nite or day; can get books from Amazon (free) or the library. Love it!!
(laughing maniacally) I have a Nook.
Of course, I also have no patience and can rarely read anything without wanting to throw it at the wall, so I stick to heavy library books.
If you can come up with names of likely looking cabins up the shore, I’d appreciate it. I intend to hide somewhere, this time next year.
I just use my iPad … but I have a newer mini version. It’s pretty light. I think about getting an actual Kindle every now and then, but I really don’t want/need ANOTHER device. (That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.) 🙂
I had an early Kindle Paperwhite for a while, and it was fine. However, mine was slow to load sometimes (like I said, it was an early version and nowhere near new by the time I used it). Also, I wanted to read graphic novels and digital library books… which were not good experiences on my Paperwhite. (Newer versions might be better.)
My choice was to get an iPad Mini. It has my library ebook app which makes library ebooks easy, plus it is in color and so I can read digital graphic novels. The Mini is much lighter than the other iPads, so it works perfectly for what I want it for.
We’re heading to the North Shore in about a month… leaves will be long gone, but hubby is hoping for some WAVES!