- In the end I decided to send the iphone in for a repair rather than spending a day driving. This meant I would be without the phone for 3-5 days or 5-10 days, depending on which piece of information one read. On a Monday we contacted them for a box. On Wednesday the box arrived. On Thursday we sent it to Apple. On Friday they received it. Monday morning ~10am it returned to us. So, all-in-all not bad. They sent back the same phone, not a refurbished model, and the battery is at 100% capacity. I am getting used to my battery not constantly dying. Total cost: $29 for the battery replacement (price will go up to $79 in January) plus $6.95 s/h plus taxes, all-in-all under $40. So… would recommend, though it was weird being without a phone for several days.
- By the time I got the phone back, iOS 12 was out, so after an initial download and the standard everything updating battery drain, my phone seems to be back to reasonable battery use. iOS 12 also has way better battery diagnostics. There does still seem to be excessive drain on the battery if I’m in an area with bad cell service (like my office at work) unless I switch to low battery mode or turn off the cell.
The new mattress
- We bought the Loom and Leaf relaxed firm bed which was a horrible dreadful no good very bad mistake. After one night my back was screaming in agony. So we flipped it over to the hard side (it is not a flippable bed) which, while not exactly comfortable, didn’t make my back cry out in pain. And then we spent a few days formulating a game plan for going forward. We spent a Sunday trying a lot of mattresses in town. I determined that yes, there are some memory foam mattresses that I like, but only the super firm ones, so DH paid $100+ to switch out the Loom and Leaf mattress to their firm version. If that didn’t work, then our next step in the plan was to buy a $4K tempurapedic.
- The switched out FIRM version of the Loom and Leave mattress was great. It was better than all but one of the mattresses we tried on our mattress trying spree (the 4K tempurapedic was marginally better, but none of the other mattresses in the store were better). I slept great, AND I can’t feel DH moving around (unless he hits the bed really hard) which is the BEST. So… if you’re like us, stick with firm beds, and the Loom and Leaf for $1700 plus tax is a good decision. The relaxed firm was a disaster.