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Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
Good Tuesday Morning to You!

I saw a cartoon the other day illustrating a family driving in a car with the mother in the passenger seat looking at her phone and stating to all, “The blender just texted — we forgot to turn off the stove.”

Sound familiar? We may not be there yet, but we are close.

A telecommunications company mailed me a newsletter last week with an article that referenced a 2021 survey from Deloitte indicating that the average U.S. household now has 25 connected devices, up from 11 in the 2019 survey.

“Impossible,” I said.

Then I started adding them up. My cell phone. Jolene’s cell phone. Two iPads. Two Apple watches. Two laptops. A home computer. Two Apple TVs. A Firestick. A Ring doorbell. A Nest thermostat. A MyQ garage door opener. Three Amazon Echos. Two wireless headphone sets. That brings me to 20, and I haven’t counted in the kids’ devices yet. Yikes.

According to the newsletter, the pandemic has played a big part in this progression, changing how we communicate and interact. Many activities that used to take place outside the home now take place inside the home, redefining “homework.”

Here are a few other surprising findings from the Deloitte report:

• More than half of U.S. adults had virtual doctor visits, and 82 percent were satisfied with the experience.
• More than half of U.S. households have a smartwatch or fitness tracker.
• During the pandemic, 70 percent of consumers started mobile ordering or other smartphone-based retail and expect to continue to do so.
• Two-thirds of U.S. households have some type of smart home devices.
• Thirty-one percent of Americans admit to feeling overwhelmed by the number of devices and subscriptions they need to manage.

Ready or not, the future is here. Meet George Jetson.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman

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FROM KCCI: Iowa man accused of shooting woman charged with murder after her death

MILFORD, Iowa — An Iowa man accused of shooting a woman he had previously been in a relationship with in a Milford parking lot is now charged with first-degree murder after the woman died. Court documents show on Feb. 3 Christian William Goyne-Yarns approached Shelby Woizeschke in the parking lot of GrapeTree Medical Staffing and shot her multiple times.  ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Des Moines metro Water Trails plan moving forward, accepting construction bids

DES MOINES – The Water Trails Project is finally taking its first steps towards starting construction. The project which has been years in the making started its bid process Wednesday, February 2nd. Construction companies will have until March 29th to submit bids for the project. A contract will be awarded on April 21st.   READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Man arrested in Sunday night hit-and-run, carjacking

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CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Preschool
1. Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School
2. Generation Next
3. hepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center

The Scene

Trostel's Greenbriar is celebrating their 35th anniversary the rest of the week with specials and historic flashbacks.


Finding the time
Forneris would like to see more seat time on his Vance and Hines Special

By Darren Tromblay

The dust hanging around on Tony Forneris’ 1992 Yamaha Vance and Hines Special isn’t something he likes to see. Truth be told, he’d rather be out on the street hugging corners with his wife, Sandra, on back.

But, lately, there just hasn’t been time. Too many other projects to take care of, things to build, people to see, and life to live.

On this sunny afternoon, Forneris is taking his bike out of his small shed and moving it to his garage with the help of his son-in-law, Jake.
Maybe now, the bike, one of 660 (his is No. 127) manufactured in its style, will get its due day in the sun.


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