Friday, November 5, 2010

New directions, but no life-size dolls

I tell ya, I can get lost making three left-hand turns. I don't know what it is, but I am not one of those people that can drive somewhere once and then "know" how to get back there again. Now that we have navigational systems for our cars, it's no big deal anyway. Let me interject here: I DO know how to read a map, and that's not a problem... it's just the memory/direction thing that gets me every time. Well, my TOMTOM died a few weeks ago. Damn thing was only 2.5 years old, and all of a sudden it can't get a GPS signal. With my husband leaving to go overseas, this had to be resolved. I can't be calling him asking for the quickest route from our home to somewhere else when he's halfway across the world. So, we decided the only option was to buy a new GPS. We found a great deal, and I now have my brand spanking new TOMTOM. Bigger screen, lifetime maps, and it's even customized! It's truly the neatest thing. I picked out a design with a black background and Celtic clovers. It is too cool for school. I can't wait to put it in the Jeep. Herein lies the problem... It won't stick. No suction, which sucks. I wrote the TOMTOM people about this issue and said "PLEASE ADVISE". Hope they get back to me soon. I'd hate to end up in South Carolina the next time I try to go to Nashville.

We received the "Daddy Doll" in the mail today. It's awesome! Now that I've seen it, I am seriously considering buying the really big one for me. Don't laugh. I am not joking. Oh... and if only they had an 'anatomically correct' version! What? You think that's sick? Lol... then you might just be on the wrong page, 'cause I am not a woman to be trifled with when it comes to going without. But go without, I will, because I am "Army Wife Strong". I should add 'Savage' strong to that, too.... it's an elite group, if you haven't heard of it.

Next, we should be getting two new web cams in the mail. One for him and one for me. Skype, here we come! I've heard from other military couples that this one thing is what seemed to make the separation somewhat tolerable. What a wonderful world we live in when we have technology such as this!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. We're going to the county fair, and hopefully I'll have some funny stuff to share about it the next time I'm here.


  1. Frank and I use Skype when we can. It can be frustrating when the internet goes down in the middle of a conversation or when there is serious delay. We Skyped this morning. It's great being able to physically see him, though.

    As for the GPS, did you try licking your finger and then rubbing it over the suction cup? Sometimes you just need to moisten it for it to stick. That has always worked for me!

  2. We tried everything. It's a new twist and lock version. We licked the finger, licked the glass, and even resorted to wet wipes! TOMTOM sent a video, and turns out it is defective. Thank goodness... I was beginning to worry about our problem-solving skills ;)~