Wednesday, February 19, 2014

feb 19,2014  
happy 19th of the month-  ( there... that takes care of all birthdays aniversaries whateer for this moneth)
let the battle begin-- me against technology-  it is impossible to buy a car now with just a gas pedal, a brake pedal, and a steering wheel.-- so the fact that those things are all that i need is immaterial.

i knew i was in trouble when the salesman asked me for my cell phone -- he poked a few buttons and my entire call ilst was on the screen... 
and then came the ton of bricks "what is your  apple password?" 

the sum of it all is that i now own a beautiful million dollar piece of equipment now nearly immoblie because of a password that megan and jade used to set up my new phone-   and they forgot it or i did -- or whatever --this password has already gummed up my computer..  i have 4 sheets of paper.. single spaced with passwords to  so many companies and devices that  my life becomes a series of   "that is not your name"   

that  apple password is akin to  your social security  number.  I t will affect your entire life from now on
... and i forgot mine.

 now i can just hear the car tell me "  you will need to reset your password- go back to the  store that sold you the phone... then reset  your mac computer in the house .. only then will i let you drive in this car."
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i now have 2 inches of books on how to drive this car... 
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I will be brave...
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julie went with me--- a brave soul... we got in the car-- in a blinding snowstorm- and are immediately confronted with   how to get the windshield wipers to work??   it was soooo exciting.... i put it in reverse .. the screen showed the view behind me-- but julie interpreted it  one way-- and i the opposite... so she got out to steer me backwards the old fashion  way -- floppy hand signals

495 was covered with packed snow-- and big trucks.. i noticed this car has a tendency to slide a little more than i was used to... so i had to stay  awake and pay attention ---- since  i was driving...
my rear end is very sensitive to  what the vehicle under me is doing... and we did  take 2 or 3  slides i did not think necessary-  when we got home- and i had a look at the tires, they are brand new  michelins  ... but the kind with virtually no tread...

never occured to me to look over that

experience comes from, bad experiences...   yup
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i am going to buy 4 new tires before i do anything else.  it is supposed to hit 50 degrees in the next week...  i am not sure i can get the car out of the parking lot with those tires.
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as we were sitting there in the dealer's parking lot   ---the steering wheel rang-- it was bryan-- the horse vet-- he had been to see the new horse- which had an infection in her leg-- i have not seen her at all yet...  but he left all sorts of meds for her-- and instuctions.
i will slide down to the barn in the tractor and see what she looks like. as soon as theresa gets here.
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we have at least 3" of ice on everything.
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we also have remnants of the kennel cough .. i can hear a pup hacking..
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 today's schedule will depend on whether i can get the car out...  and i will go back to my old schedule of being off the property from 10:30 til noon..  got to get home before nap time.. 1:00

i want to go buy some chicken stock, noodles  that i dreamed about.
doesn't sound like much...

i will start to solve the tire problem on th e pohne-- with costco..
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megan thinks noel is with child

we can do an ultrasound ext week -- thanks to your fun fund-- 
otherwise i would just wait a couple weeks til it becomes obvious

7 comments:

  1. Isn't there a song titled, "Slip Sliding Away"?!

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  2. I highly recommend looking into getting Nokian brand tires for your vehicle, specifically WR G2 or G3, or Rotiiva. They are engineered in Finland and are astounding on ice and snow, and bear the severe service mountain/snowflake emblem. Best all-weather tires I've ever driven on.

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  3. AAAAHAHAHAHAHHA.... "---THE STEERING WHEEL RANG --"

    THAT IS SO FUNNY!!! REMINDS ME OF THE TIME MY POCKET RANG WHILE I WAS STANDING IN THE CHECKOUT LINE AT THE GROCERY STORE. ; )

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  4. The technology has gone so far beyond us now. That screen in the car that looks like a tv and tells you things you could figure out yourself.
    My car "dinged" last week to alert me thatnthe windshield wiper fluid was low.
    I need less alerts to freak me out when i am driving. Not more.

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  5. THREE YEARS AGO, I BOUGHT A USED NISSAN ALTIMA WITH ALL KINDS OF BELLS AND WHISTLES I NEVER HAD BEFORE. I WENT WITH A FRIEND TO THE DAIRY QUEEN AND AFTER WE FINISHED OUR ICE CREAM (WHICH WE ATE IN THE CAR), SHE GOT OUT TO TAKE THE TRASH TO THE DUMPSTER. ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR ALARM WENT OFF. IT WAS SO LOUD. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN US TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO TURN THAT THING OFF! I HAD NOT READ THAT FAR IN THE BOOK. I SUGGEST YOU AT LEAST READ UP ON THAT IF YOUR CAR IS SO EQUIPPED. CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW CAR!

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  6. That certainly is a problem. I hope it hasn't happen again recently; it would be a hassle to lose your mode of transportation that way. That being said, the part when the steering wheel rang cracked me up! Anyway, thanks for sharing this post with us, Carlene. Drive safe!


    Edward Taylor @ Laguna Niguel Auto Center

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  7. Oh my, that is terrible. Technology does have a way on improving our lives. But there are times that it can also mess it up. Anyway, I hope things are doing fine with you and the car. Thanks for sharing this with us!


    Diana Hayes @ Baldwin Subaru

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