Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to Europe we go.
Yes the Eldership de-I is off on another mission this time to the homelands of the Hapsburg Empire and the Italian Renaissance.
Of course its de rigeur that there needs to be a little drama before we go. So yesterday at around 5 PM my iPhone 5s decides that it has run its course of existence and dies...as in no response whatsoever to any charging, connecting to computer, anything. Fortunately there is a T-Mobile store within a couple of miles that was open to 9 PM. I got there and there was no customer there so I was immediately taken care of. There was no question of even trying to get it repaired...no time to do that. So it was get a new one, an iPhone 6. I've backed the old one up pretty regularly so, as is the usual case with Apple products, I was able to get everything restored relatively quickly.
Next post will be from the other side.