Santa (aka Son1 & Son2) was very good to us this year! They got Husband a new Garmin GPS device.
I think I’ve told you several stories about ‘Daniel’ his old Garmin.
We still used Daniel whenever we traveled, but…..and this was a HUGE but…..Husband never updated it. Because it was just too expensive. It cost less in the long run to buy a new device than to update the old one. The trouble was….and I say this with love in my heart…..he never bought a new one because “Daniel is just fine, he gets us there….eventually.”
Except we go up to Tampa/St. Pete quite a bit and they are doing massive road expansions. It’s been going on for years! And Daniel had no idea! He had us turning into a retaining wall at one point for God’s sake!!! Even then Husband argued with my Google map and preferred to side with Daniel!!!!
So an elf told Santa Husband needed a new one and we got…….SAMANTHA!
She is WONDERFUL!
She tells us where to go in a gentle and soothing voice, she lets us know IN ADVANCE which lane to be in for the next step in the journey, she gives a gentle little ‘ping’ when someone (I’m not naming names) goes over the speed limit, and best of all she doesn’t shout ‘RECALCULATING’ when we decide to make a pit stop (or make a wrong turn.)
I think it might even be said she’s a marriage counselor…..she certainly has made one marriage much more pleasant….at least on road trips!