So, as most of you know, this year I finally plan on upgrading my Note3 to the upcoming Note6. The Note5 was an utter disappointment to me and many others. However, with my chronic health issues and never knowing whether something else will eat away at my reserves, I've decided to start a countdown here. January 2016: Health: Severe arthritis is making mobility very difficult and I'm beginning to notice some distortion of my joints. Ongoing bladder cancer keeps me mindful of where the closest bathroom is. Other issues are at least manageable. This is the first year in my whole life that cold winter weather has actually had noticeable impact on my health. (I'm actually wondering if it makes sense to get another smartphone because I'm becoming more and more housebound.) Finances: The $400 I had saved (to date) for the phone was just spent on much needed new tires for the car. The tires were actually $450 and another $200 for disposal fee, replacement fee, and other skew-the-customer fees. I'm anticipating having to use AT&T's monthly financing via their "Next" program. Anticipation: I'm hearing that the Note6 is supposed to have some truly great enhancements. However, much of the gossip I'm reading is so far-fetched and an impossible fantasy that I'm not counting on anything. (On idiot predicted a 30MP rear camera. Yeah, right. And elephants fly too.) Next update in February.