Prepping for the Project — SOLSC 15

I managed to force my well-past-its-prime cell phone to last long enough for the new model to come out … barely. It was so close to dead: it could no longer vibrate or ring, once it was unplugged from the charger, it would lose all power in about 45 minutes. Definitely not a hugely useful device. But I was determined that it would hang on until now, until the Galaxy S7 was finally a real thing and not just fantasy speculation on Cnet.

So I picked up my new phone last night, and tonight I had the giddy, Lady Bountiful pleasure of going to buy a raft of accessories: case, extra charger, an external battery, a screen protector.

The new phone and all the equipment are nice to have, sure, but are also necessary if I have any chance of making it through Saturday: the 2016 edition of the 24-Hour Project. I think my painful knees (and my newly-injured foot!) are going to keep me from walking the city for a full day, and I can accept that. What I can’t accept is failure due to a dying phone. And now I don’t have to worry about that. I’m all geared up. Now, what to do with the fact that I’ll be in a training all day Saturday? Hmm …

We’ll see if I can still make it happen. Perhaps for me it will end up being a 6-hour project or a 12-hour one. Time will tell. Here are last year’s post-project posts:

Just Like Rory Calhoun

24 Hours Later (this one has the slide show of all my photos)


(Update! I hit “publish,” and WordPress sent me a note to say that this little slice of life makes my 1,000th post! Given how sporadically I’ve been writing here in recent years, I really never thought I’d get to 1,000. I owe it pretty much to these March and April challenges. No question.)

The Ides of March and the Slice of Life Story Challenge! Head over to Two Writing Teachers to see what the rest of the slicers are up to … and to post the link to your own slice!

SOL image 2014


10 thoughts on “Prepping for the Project — SOLSC 15

    1. I have no idea. By the end of the day Monday I was limping badly and by Tuesday morning I could barely put weight on it. It’s feeling a little better now, but still no idea what happened.


  1. Wow! Congratulations on your 1000 post! And your new phone. I look forward to your assignment on Saturday. I remember your posts from last year. Your cool camera angles with triangles has influenced how I take photos for my blog.
    I hope your knee feels better for the challenge. Maybe you could do part of the challenge riding the bus for hours when your knee gives out. Or a coffee shop.


    1. Thanks, Pamela. I’m still pretty amazed that I’ve hit the 1,000 posts mark. As for the weekend, I’m going to do my best to do as many hours as I can. I have a training all day Saturday, so I’m not sure how I’m going to post during the training. We’ll see. I do like the idea of doing some of the challenge from a bus! I tried that last year in the middle of the night, but the bus was empty!


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