We Have A New Phone This Season

I forgot to mention that most of last season and through the summer Nancy has been pressuring me to get a new smartphone so that it doesn’t take so long to process credit card transactions during art festivals. Usually, in the two to three minutes it would take me to get credit card approval on her not-so-smart vintage cell phone (if the reception was good and I didn’t make a mistake), Nancy would keep the customer’s mind occupied with stories about some of our other work. Well, two days before our first show of the season I finally got one. I went with the Samsung Galaxy J1, which is their newest entry-level phone. I’m using Verizon; we’ve spent a lot of time out in the wilderness where the phone coverage tends to be spotty and in those cases where only one person in the group could get a signal, that one person usually had Verizon. I’m also changing my merchant services (credit card processing) company to Square. For non-festival buyers, I may soon use Square when I set up a cart on our website. This is still new to me and I am still optimizing our operating procedures and finding new uses for our equipment, so stay tuned and please be patient. Thanks.

The new number is (786) 779-5613. Our old (work) number is still fine most days of the week and some weekends.

Author: Bruce

Although I grew up in Garden Grove, California, I have lived here in South Miami longer than I've lived anywhere else in the world. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Nancy, longer than I was ever without her. We were both teachers. Nancy recently retired after 40 years. I have also spent time as an officer in the Coast Guard, a commercial property appraiser, and an electrical engineering student. Now I'm technical support for Bee Happy Graphics. That means I handle this blog, our web page, and all E-mail, I do all post-processing and printing of the images, I cut mats and glass and frames. If you have a technical question, I would be the one trying to answer it.

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