Daily Archives: June 20, 2018

Almost Ready . . .

On our last full day here for a while we were out the door about noon with our first stop (and hopefully our last stop) at the storage room.

The stuff was mostly things that we normally would have would have keep with us, like our ladder, vehicle washing buckets, etc. But since we’re taking so much furniture with us, we don’t have room for it.

Then it was on up to Webster and the El Dorado WalMart. We needed another storage bin to finish up, and while I was there I picked up a set of the Duck Pack & Track labels to give it a try.

Then it was on down the road to Chris’, where we found a large U-Haul truck in the driveway. Chris and Connor, Miss Piper’s boyfriend, were hard at work, with it about half loaded.

While Jan kibitzed with Linda and Miss Piper, I set up and configured the Wyze Cam and Wyze Cam Pan in the house. For the Internet service I left Jan’s cellphone set on hotspot for the connection. I also set out couple of lamps, one on a standard timer, and the other on one of my Internet-connected switches to control another one.

About this time Jan and I headed back to Cheddar’s to have a last meal before we head out tomorrow morning.

Then we stopped back by Chris’ to say our goodbyes to everyone, since we probably won’t see them again for a couple of months, since they’re moving up to Kingsland.

Then we headed home in the pouring rain, which is probably what we’re going to have tomorrow too. Over the weekend the Weather Channel said the rain chance for Thursday was 20%. Now it’s 80%. Rut Roh.

Back home I took a look at the Pack & Track labels and gave it a try using the free phone. And it seems to work just as advertised. I was impressed by the quality of the speech recognition input, and how accurate it was. I suspected that they’re using Google’s speech algorithm.

In addition, you can print out or edit your list online, or even share it with others. Plus multiple users can access the same list. Pretty neat

Regular readers will remember when back in March, I replaced the battery in my Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT GPS. it would just go black every now and then, but with increasing frequency. But replacing the GPS battery fixed the problem. But now there’s a new problem.

About a month ago the unit started just randomly shutting down and restarting, sometimes every few minutes, sometimes every hour or so. My first thought was a flakey power cable, but wiggling or shaking the cable or the unit didn’t make any difference. So aGoogling I did go.

And Google told me that it was probably a problem with a recent update from Garmin. Some units got a glitchy version that caused this problem. And the fix is relatively simple, but a pain in the butt.

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You have to backup all your favorite locations, then do a Master Reset which puts the unit back to its factory settings. Then you have to do a bunch of updates to get the unit back to date. In my case it’s 6 years worth of updates, since I got my unit in 2012.

So if I’ve got to save off all my locations and then upload them back. And if I’ve got to do all this then maybe it’s time to look at a new one, and just upload my favorite there. So now I’m looking for something new.
We’ll see.

Thought for the Day:

I don’t have an attitude problem. You may have a problem with my attitude, but then that’s not my problem.


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