I was reading my Kindle at 10:30 last night when I got a warning that the battery was low. My Kindle PaperWhite can go a long time without recharging, so I forget that it actually needs to be plugged in once in a while.
I don't remember the last time I charged it, and therein lay the problem. I went to plug it in so that I could read some more in bed, and something was missing.
This. The outlet adapter. I couldn't very well plug it in without a plug!
I looked once, twice, three times in all the places it could be. I thought I remembered using it at the Whidbey cabin, and I pictured it there still plugged into the outlet under the work table.
We had no plans to get back there soon, and I didn't know if it was really there. I am 90% finished with a very long novel, and I really wanted to finish it. So I went online at 11:00 last night to see if I could get a replacement. This is an Amazon product, and sure enough, they had just that piece, not in a package with any other accessories. With Amazon Prime, which we purchased this year to see if we will get our money back from the $75 investment, I could get it for $19.99 and no shipping with a three day delivery time. For $3.99 more I could get it in 24 hours. I chose that.
Last year we were just under way into a three week trip when we got an email that our MasterCard was security compromised - again- and they were going to cancel it and mail us a new card. But we were not at home, and everything was pre-booked to the old card. We called Bank of America and got an extension. This had happened too many times, so when I got back home from that trip, I got a second, back up credit card. I decided to go with the Amazon Visa card, and now every time we order from Amazon, the purchase goes on the card. We get reward points.
So, back to the Amazon order. I used the Amazon Visa credit card reward points I had accumulated, which were $18.10. That brought the cost of the outlet adapter with tax and shipping to $8.16. I placed the order after 11:00 last night.
At about 4:00 this afternoon it was delivered to my door.
And now my Kindle is charging away and was doing so while I sat in my recliner and read for an hour this afternoon. It's a rainy day, and my work was done.
My kindle and I are happy.
And I love Amazon!