I didn't know what to do with it.
Yeah, I know.
My son told me, "Mom, I'd give my left garfinkle for an iPad."
Eventually I figured it out. I loved reading my Kindle books on it. I loved surfing the internet on it, I loved FaceTiming with my son and DIL on it, and I liked reading magazines on it. The biggest thing I loved was the New York Times Cooking app. I have zillions of recipes at my fingertips, and the iPad was easy to set up in the kitchen to use as I cooked. I loved taking pictures and having the beautiful, BIG pictures of my quilts available on the iPad. I loved "watching" TV or whatever.
There was one problem. Actually, two.
First, I have a digital subscription to the New York Times, which I love, but I couldn't have it on three devices without spending more money. Bleh. (I have it on my iPhone, and I love it there, and on my laptop.)
Second, the iPad I won had a 16 GB hard drive. Which I filled up in no time flat.
Over time, of course, the damn thing grew on me, and I neglected my laptop in favor of the iPad, but that meant I wasn't reading as much of the New York Times as I liked.
Something had to change.
The answer was obvious when my son, who works for Apple Care, reminded me of his 25% discount on Apple products. A week ago we placed my order for a larger iPad. His discount allowed me to get an even bigger one. As we were placing the order he asked, "Mom, do you want it engraved?"
WHY would I want it engraved? And WHAT would I have on it? I quickly ran into the studio, to look at the inspiration wall to see if I could find anything good. It was 11:15 PM on a work night. I was tired and eager for bed. I saw this, a note my son left for me one night about ten years ago. I can't remember what led to it, but when your kid leaves you a note like this, you keep it. (I mean, like, DUH!)
Well! All I had to do (after parting with some serious $$$) was wait.
They shipped it the next day, and I was able to track the package from China to Korea, where it sat for three days. The expected delivery date went from Feb 8th to the 9th. I was bummed. Suddenly Thursday night it was in Anchorage Alaska, and the new expected delivery date was Friday - yesterday.
It arrived just before lunch. I couldn't do anything with it other than ogle the message on the back.
Guess who's getting the old one?