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Valentine’s Day Ideas

You know what time it is. The holiday long-awaited by the hopeless romantics, and the one the rest of us hope to make it through – Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your significant other just how much they mean to you.

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This kind of pressure can make it really hard to find the right gift or plan the perfect date. Flowers are the classic go-to; but is that enough to show your appreciation?

Whether Valentines Day gifts for him, or Valentines Day gifts for her, we have some great ideas to make your significant other feel loved on this special day!

Fix their phone! (shameless plug 😋)

It’s crazy how many people are walking around with broken iPhone screens. It’s even crazier the number of those people that don’t know these screens can be repaired – at a fraction of buying a new phone! We use them all day every day. Your loved will appreciate the gift!

Horse-drawn carriage ride

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A Valentine’s Day date in downtown Chattanooga has so many possibilities, but you might not have known you can ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Nothing is more romantic than taking one of these around the block!

Try something new!! The Sweet and Savory Classroom

This classroom is a fun date night experience in which you and your loved one learn how to make some 5 star dishes in the kitchen! Roll up your sleeves, get cookin’, and enjoy a unique dining experience you won’t forget! 

Recreate your first date or the first time you met!

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This is a fun way to remember where your love first began, whether it’s been a few months or a few decades, memory lane is always a welcome way to show someone you love them! 

Make a hand-written card!

Valentine’s cards have endless options but can feel impersonal if you simply sign your name to the words someone else has written. Get creative this year and write a good old fashioned love letter. Tell them how much they mean to you, why your life is better because of them, and share your heart through your own words. You could grab some colored pencils and a cheesy pick up line you googled and keep it fun and colorful with your own V-Day card. They’ll love hearing straight from their significant other’s heart! 

Plan a trip

No no. Don’t plan it and then take them on it as a surprise. Make the planning the surprise, and the trip itself the reward. You know you both will enjoy the trip and you can plan it during a convenient time for the both of you.

There you have it. Hopefully you find some of these tips as awesome as we have. And you don’t have to have a ton of cash laying around to do most of these. But don’t forget the flowers men! One of these ideas along with the presentation of flowers will win the day! Happy Valentine’s Day folks!

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Questions and Answers

1. Can you trust computer repair shops?

Short answer – YES! Like all other businesses you will always have a bad apple 😉 or two. Don’t let that deter you. The introduction of Google reviews has helped weed out the baddies. Just make sure you check the reviews before trusting a business with something so personal as your computer. (Our reviews speak for themselves! Then, give us a call or check out our website!)

2. Can you deduct computer repair from taxes?

This isn’t a common question; but it is significant for this time of year. The answer depends on what you use your computer for… Is it your business computer? If the answer is yes, then you can deduct computer repair from taxes. Unfortunately, if your computer is just for personal use, there is no tax deduction available. Read more here!

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Happy New Year Folks!

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been reflecting on the last year (or even decade) and making plans for 2020. As we look ahead, we’re setting goals for ourselves both personally and professionally. So as we look at inspirational words for ourselves in 2020, we wanted to give you a list of 20 inspirational words to live by this year to get you started off right this year and motivated for what is to come! We hope 2020 is a monumental year for you all! 

20 Words to Inspire your 2020

1. SIMPLIFY: Don’t get caught up in chaos and learn to say “yes” to what’s important and “no” to the rest. Whether it’s simplifying your schedule, your physical belongings, or your relationships, 2020 is a year to make it happen. 

2. PEACE: We all need more peace and seem to misplace it often. Find what brings you some this year. I like to find a small dose daily. 

3. JOY: Happiness is circumstantial, joy is a choice. How powerful to be able to choose it for yourself this year. 

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4. CLARITY: Set reasonable expectations and keep a clear head about life. 

5. COMMITMENT: May we all remain faithful to our word this year in the big things and small. Let’s be people who follow through!

6. APPRECIATE: Begin each day with thankfulness, gratitude, appreciation, whatever synonym you like, but I promise it WILL change your day for the better and it could change your life! 

7. COMPASSION: You never really know the burden someone is carrying or the battle they are fighting. Showing compassion instead of reacting negatively to others could incite a lot of change in 2020.

8. HONESTY: Honesty and vulnerability are beautiful things and we could all stand to choose them more often. 

9. RELAX: Breathe and don’t allow the hard days to define your year! Take time to relax after the hard moments and don’t carry them in to another day. 

10. CREATE: Whether it’s art, love, a business venture, whatever it is! Be bold and bring your ideas to fruition.

11. GENEROUS: With time, with love, with grace, whatever resources you have, be generous.  

12. EMPOWER: Don’t you love the person who’s quick to uplift and encourage you, cheer you on or even roll up their sleeves and help you achieve something? Be an encourager and empower other people to live life well. Everyone could use another cheerleader! 

13. ENJOY: It’s easy to get caught up in all of life’s responsibilities and forget what’s important. Take time to enjoy the people and things you love this year! Put down the phone or the to-do lists, get outside, get some facetime with the people you love and enjoy the life you’ve been given. 

14. FORGIVE: Don’t be afraid to forgive the person who has hurt you in the past. Maybe you even need to forgive yourself. Start this year off free from past pain and bitterness. 

15. TEACHABLE: May we never know so much or be too prideful to always be students in the school of life. Be humble, be teachable. 

16. ENOUGH: Some people need to hear it. You are enough. Your life has purpose and you are valuable. 

17. PRAY: Pray as often as you can. Worry less, pray more. 

18. RESTORE: Perhaps a broken relationship needs to be restored for you this year. Restoration is a beautiful thing, just look at old houses. 

19. FRIENDSHIP: Friendship is an investment that always has a great return rate. Take time to pursue and invest in quality friends.

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20. EMBRACE: Whatever season of life you are in this year, we hope you will be willing to embrace it. Whether its a season, a job, a person, or a situation, hopefully 2020 will be a year you will embrace what you cannot change. 

These are words that are encouraging us at Oops Repair this year. What are the things you are wanting to improve this year? Let us know below! And Happy New Year!

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Q&A: Most Common Questions We Get About iPhone Repairs!

Will Apple repair phone out of warranty?
Short answer – yes. Long answer – It comes with caveats.
Apple stores will repair your phone, but are usually very expensive and will take your day to complete. If you are in an area, like Chattanooga, where there isn’t a legitimate Apple store (only Apple affiliates) then you will be required to travel to one. Oops Repair uses premium OEM screens for iPhone repairs. This means our screens are equivalent to theirs. We keep them in stock, we are local, and we can have you in and out with a good as new phone in under an hour! And for a fraction of the price! Did I mention each repair comes with a 6 month parts and labor warranty? Call now or stop for a free quote. Our technicians are kind and knowledgeable. 423-320-3402

Can you repair iPhone water damage?
Yes! Although nothing is ever “cut and dry” 😂 with water damage. Water and electronics don’t mix, so it’s important to immediately turn off your device once it’s met water. This act generally keeps the water damage localized with the battery and away from the motherboard. Meaning you have a higher possibility of getting your phone running again, once it has had proper time to dry out. This time depends on how much/long your phone was submerged. We recommend always erring on the side of giving the phone plenty of time to dry out.