Never Get Lost Again
Saying for the day: With this device you can tell where you are within six feet.
We live in a wonderful , marvelous age.
When I was younger and we used to go on long trips we got lost a lot. That was because my wife couldn’t read a map if her life depended on it.(Before my children point it out I couldn't either. But I was driving.)
Our favorite cartoon of that period of our life was one that showed a woman with a map saying to the driver “According to the map we are in the middle of the lake”. It was kind of a standing joke. We would get lost and I would ask (sarcastically) “Where are we.?” and my wife would reply “We are in the middle of the lake”. And we would laugh. (What else could you do and stay married?)
Now, thanks to modern science, we have global positioning satellites .
They not only can tell you how to get to where your going but they can tell you just where you are. Now if you can afford one of those little boxes for the car you are safe.
That is unless you live in England. It seems that some people in England believe those little boxes to be infallible. Iin the Wiltshire village of Luckington there is a place where the river has flooded the road. Motorists, however, are following the directions of their little satellite box and drive right into the river. Then for around $40 a nice local farmer will tow them out.
I can hear the driver now “But dear according to the satellite there is a road here and we are on it.”
At least, though we got lost, we never drove into a lake or a river.
I guess I can live without the magic box.
Besides she drives now and I read her the directions from Map Quest.( If I remember to take them)
8900 spins without a prize. Today Old Hapless thought he really had won something. He was told he had won a bag of jelly beans. All he had to do was type in his e-mail address to begin (he should have caught that to begin). Now they couldn't expect him to jump through hoops for a little bag of jelly beans could they? But when he got to the next steps they decided to give him $125 worth of groceries as well. Now they could drag out the two from page one, three from page two, and four from page three hoops. So with sadness he hit the corner x.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if Old Hapless doesn't decide he needs those jelly beans so badly that he starts hoop jumpimg and forgets to blog. We will be back tomorrow with another chapter in " As the World Spins".
Had another Easter Egg for breakfast. There are only six left. If my daughter comes home next year at Easter and suggests coloring eggs she has to agree to take them home with her. ( I suppose I could throw them at the rabbit that has joined the deer in eating my flowers). WE got the main street of Pigeon Falls (first four feet) ready for the cement today. The sidewalks are glued in place and the entire unit is varnished. Betty built a doctor's office, from a kit, for the outside layout . Well I need a breathing treatment.