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Thursday, May 21, 2009

WORK THE STEPS, STEVE!

TOYOTA GPS--BUT READ THE MANUAL!


JUST READ THE BOOK
AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!

Finally getting out a blog for Thursday. Gotta letcha all know how our trip in the new RAV4 went (Naples FL to Lakeland FL). As I might have mentioned, the car came equipped with a GPS system which does a whole lot more than "position" us, or map our trip.


There are a certain number of logical (illogical?) steps to perform in order to receive full advantage of this technology. I/we did not RTFM (Read The F'n Manual). NOTE: WE DID NOT WORK THE STEPS!As a result, our "home" address appeared as our "Destination". A further result was that at EVERY Interchange all the way north on I-75 (and other roads) we received a message which resembled the following: "Get off at this Interchange and turn around. You are going in the wrong direction." The screen was telling us in essence to "Go Back Home". And we didn't know how to change it--or even how to turn it off!

We kept laughing at this blunder, thankfully, the only major one of the two days.

I apologize for not getting around to read all of your blogs, but will try to catch up. A quick overnight visit with MsFirefighterPants is not a favorable time to sit in a room and blog away the night. I tried to stay up later than, etc., but I went to bed at 2 AM and 'other' went to bed at 4 AM. Even I don't stay up that late--since that is nearly time to rise and pray, coffee-up, and praise the day!

So I, for the first time in a Blong time, went 30 hours without an AA meeting, and without blogging! And I did not think it could happen. Ever! But it did. And we did have loads of laughter, some good conversations, and shared some loving memories

I just pray to God my great wish, that everyone who is reading this, may one day be given an opportunity (God's Grace) to have these same kinds of spiritual experiences, of forgiving, amending (mending), remembering, caring, sharing, supporting, and loving one another.

Peace, and LOVE,
Steve E

8 comments:

Prayer Girl said...

Being directed to return home over and over - LOL - "NO WAY"!

We made our intended destination and had a wonderful, relaxing, spiritual experience, didn't we Mr. Steveroni?

I detest reading the manuals, but I guess we'll just have to bite the bullet.....

Prayer Girl

mile191 said...

Hey, I just wanted to say hi. So Hello. Hope you are well...

Cat said...

It sounds like a good time and i too hope for the serenity you have here - for myself and my loved ones!

Queenneenee said...

your posts never fail to put a big ole smile on this Queens face. Remember to apply those steps in every aspect of your happylicious life, including instructions!

Kristin H. said...

OMG that is hilarious! That is the exact same scenario that went down when I visited my mom and dad in Texas. My dad had bought my mom a hand held GPS for her birthday and they could not get it to work. On the way back home from the airport the thing kept tellling us to "Turn 'right' here!" It was so annoying that even my four year old was yelling at her to turn it off.

Good times.

Mary Christine said...

I once had to unplug a portable GPS device - driving a rental car in Houston, it kept telling me to make a u-turn... I did it once or maybe even twice, but it was CRAZY! They are great when they are right, but terrible and noisy when they are wrong...

Ed G. said...

I love traveling via GPS today. Had exactly your experience with it until I was willing to learn, though...

Glad you had a useful trip...

Lois said...

Glad you had a good time! I know from experience these GPS systems can be annoying (if you did not read the manual;-)
I hope indeed all readers will have a good time as you had!
Blessings,
Lois