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NanoPoblano2020: Day 17

I absolutely had to take this picture earlier this morning because the lighting was just right.

This is one of the objects that I inherited from my Grandma. When I was much younger she used to work for a phone company that now probably no longer exists. I have no idea if this is related to her job at the phone company though.

I interrupted what I had been working on to get the picture before I lost that perfect light. I took a few pictures and then went back to what I was doing.

As I was working on what I had been working on, (updating apps and moving things from internal storage to my SD card) I also spent a good chunk of my morning trying to remember the name of the thing that I just photographed.

I knew that I loved them.

I knew they were a time keeping device.

Timer???

They also use sand to keep time…

Sand-timer??? That doesn’t sound right…

And so on and so forth for a while until finally the correct name floated up to the surface of my brain.

HOURGLASS!!!

Although, I’m fairly certain that this tiny version’s sand runs out in far less than an hour… I’m not even sure it lasts a full minute…

So, I had the picture, then I finally had the name… Time to write a blog post…

Only, now my phone needs to restart…

And now it won’t recognize my SD card where my photo in the perfect lighting is stored…

After several more restarts and several failed attempts to just “unmount” the SD card so that I could then “mount” it again (because that has worked in the past) I eventually had to find the little tool to physically remove the SD card from my phone.

I found the tool and ejected the SD card… And apparently the SIM card too because they are apparently in the same tray.

After dropping the SIM card several times while trying to get the tray back into my phone, I finally succeeded in reinstalling my SIM card and my SD card and like magic all my apps (including WordPress) and photos reappeared, and I was finally able to get what was supposed to be simple post written.

The lighting really was perfect though.