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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Something new every day

I made the comment to my 5 year old grandson that I learn something new every day, and of course I had to explain it to him until he was satisfied he knew exactly what I was talking about. Now he repeats it back to me at times.

That is the way I felt when I read some of the comments to yesterday's blog, especially one from Anonymous who said that if I touch the moving car on my GPS screen, it will return information about my present location as well as links to the police, fuel stations, etc. I had absolutely no idea about this, and I am very grateful for learning about it. I will pass it on to my granddaughter as well.

I recently became acquainted with what I could find out by touching the direction at the top of the screen, as well as the block in the lower left corner of the screen. Now I can go back and forth between distance-to-go, estimated-time-of-arrival, direction-traveled, etc. And I found by touching the top of the screen I can see the complete directions for the entire trip. Now I have something new to try. I always knew there was much more to the capabilities of the GPS than I was taking advantage of. I will probably never use the points of interest to any great extent, but what I learned today from Anonymous could be a great help in the future.

I would also like to say thanks for the comments about driving around Indianapolis and Columbus, and I will keep these in mind as well.

I'm just back from the dentist wearing a new partial denture, which I don't believe I will ever get used to, but I'm going to try. I'm so thankful I lived as long as I did without having to endure it. I haven't tried to eat lunch yet, but talking is going to take some getting used to. I may never smile again!


  1. I had a full upper done in 2008. Practice saying the numbers 66, 67, 68 over and over again. It takes time, but you WILL get there, Dear Friend! Stay with softer foods for the first few weeks, and popscicles are your friend!

  2. I am sure you will be smiling before you know it :)

  3. Kelly does all the programing on our GPS while we're driving & I just listen to Garman Gertie's voice telling me when & where to turn. I never bother looking at the screen. Full upper & lowers for me & I have been toothache & Dentist free for nearly 35 years now....Yay:))

  4. Hi there,
    I have lost your email address,so will just post on this..we will be in the Columbus area from Aug.19 to Sept 3...if the dates coincide with your travel plans,let's meet for lunch or dinner.

    I am the one who wrote you last year about your stay in Ireland.

    Maryann in Oklahoma

  5. Thanks for sharing with all of us the info on GPS..it's a love/hate relationship with me..it has put me on roads that were so far out of the way..

    We will be in the Columbus area for 10 days starting Aug.18..would those dates coincide with your trip? If so,then lets meet for lunch or dinner.

    I have lost your email address,but I am the person from Okla,who was so intriqed with your stay in Ireland,maybe you will remember me.

  6. Don't you just wish they'd give you an instruction book with those GPS things?

    I had a good chuckle over your denture thing. Tooth problems are a pain in the AXX! :)

  7. I wonder if my GPS works the same way...I never touch the screen except to hit the plus or minus sign. I'll try it tomorrow. Sounds like a good thing to have. Thanks! :)

  8. I have a full denture on top and partial bottom the bottom is not easy to get used to but it sure made my smile a lot better. You'll get there just be patient. :)
    I didn't know that about the gps I will try it on mine. Thanks

  9. I have problems with blogger too. I can't see my followers but was told readers can. When you click on my pictures they won't enlarge. And no you can't reach them either. So I just keep going rather than not. And if they are not connected why do you need a google account?

  10. did not know about touching the car...tried it today and it works! Learn something new every day!!! (as you said)

    B Hart