Yesterday I picked up my iPhone 11 after it did some updates overnight and found that it was frozen. I tried to figure out if I could fix it. Googled fixes. Nothing worked.
I finally broke down and called T-Mobile and waited an hour for a representative. She emailed me a code to put in and it worked again.
I put the phone back down and went about my business. Picked it up again and the same thing had happened. It was completely frozen. I once again Googled fixes, not looking forward to spending even more of my Saturday waiting on the phone.
But alas, I could not fix it. I called T-Mobile again and this time they got an Apple specialist on the phone.
He ended up having to completely reset the phone. But at least it’s working.
Have you had anything like this happen before?
I’m now reading “The Vanishing Half.” It has been highly acclaimed.
Twin sisters, born to a black woman who happens to be light skinned, grow up in a small Southern black community. Both sisters, light enough to pass for white, witnessed their father being dragged away by white men and lynched when they were small.
They run away together at age sixteen, determined to leave their small town behind in search of a different kind of life.
One marries and has a child. The little girl looks much like her very black father. This twin, Desiree, after being abused by her husband, goes back to live with her mother in the small town she couldn’t wait to get out of.
She works as a waitress at a local diner. Her longtime boyfriend is a black man.
The other twin, Stella, leaves their small apartment one day and never comes back. Desiree has no idea where she went.
Stella, knowing that she’s light enough to pass for white, keeps her secret and marries a white businessman. They also have a little girl. She is very white with blond hair.
The book follows them as one accepts her blackness, while the other steps into a completely different world. A white world.
No one in her circle knows her secret and she is terrified someone will find out and expose her. Which would upend the life that she has meticulously refined into being a rich suburban wife and mother.
The author, Brit Bennett, also wrote the New York Times-bestselling debut “The Mothers.”
“The Vanishing Half” is #1 on Time magazine’s top ten books for 2020.