The short version: my son gave me an iPhone 5s. Although I have been online since the early 90s, blogging since 2006 and social media soon after, this is absolutely my first mobile device. Not even an old style un-smart cell phone. Everyone I knew online had one and many may have assumed that every else did. I didn't because I couldn't afford but one device. Wrong side of the digital divide. I managed OK, most of the time on dial-up at that.
Anyway as I am about to cross the divide...misadventures, of course. Monty Python gets connected.
After fits getting the device loose from one carrier, there have been problems activating it with another. A solution is in the works, but until then I am working with a loaner to get myself oriented. Still "having misadventures" covers fat fingers on an itsy bitsy keypad (makes so much take much more than twice as long) and already have to retrieve my brand spanking new Apple ID because (distracted by frustration) I wrote down my password but not the ID (apparently not as obvious as it seemed to me at the time).
Now back to retrieving that ID and then reading, watching more YouTube guides. For seniors and beginners. But mostly exploring.
There is something both humbling and instructive about having to start from ground zero. Misadventures are, after all, still adventures...