This past Solstice, one of YA’s gifts to me was a Ring doorbell – you know, one of those doorbells that has a camera in it. This gift falls into the category of a gift for herself rather than a gift for me. YA does a lot of her shopping online, so she worries about packages left on our front porch. Installing this thing required drilling holes into the stucco, so it was very easy to put off at first. Then it ended up in a box in Nonny’s room and I was hoping a little bit that it would be forgotten.
But thanks to shelter-in-place, YA is stuck in the house and looking for projects. I resisted a bit by not being helpful but YA was persistent. She went to the basement and got the drill, looked up directions on YouTube, got out an extension cord. Then she realized that we should really move the mailbox over a few inches, so she had to collect up the tools to get this done as well. But eventually I couldn’t put it off any longer, so I drilled the holes for the Ring and then drilled new holes for the mailbox’s new location. YA has done the rest, including putting the app on my phone. I guess I still get to pick my own ring tone.
What technology have YOU succumbed to?