I am a product of our times– I never go anywhere without my cell phone in our hand! The smartphone is the umbilical cord that keeps myself and others tethered to humanity, as well as keeps myself and others informed with what is going on the world. If I don’t have a cell phone right next to myself I think I’m utterly naked, as well as I’m sure most of you reading this would agree. Well I have been given a up-to-date perspective on things; now I understand that “being connected” isn’t nearly as important as I believed… I came up to our Grandpa’s outdated lodge to stay for a few days–now I am trapped, snowed in, with no heater. All this cell phone can do is let myself and my Grandpa reach out as well as tell people how frosty we as. The cell phone can’t repair the heater, the cell phone can’t heat myself and my grandpa up–right now it can’t do much at all. Of course my first call was to a local heating and AC contractor, of course, but he told myself and Grandpa the roads up the hill were impassible so there was nothing he could do. I swear to you I would get rid of my smartphone for the rest of our life if I could just have a fully functioning gas furnace right now! Yet since that is not an option, I used my cell phone to look up alternate means of heating myself up. However one of the suggestions was to use the stove as a heating source, as well as leave the door to the oven open. That would have worked, except for the heating element in the thing is totally shot!