Dependent on Hilda, my GPS

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garminI bought my Street Pilot c330 by Garmin about two years ago.  How did I live without it? 

As a REALTOR(R), I know my area very well, I could give directions from my house or my office to just about any point A, but I don't always know the best/shortest/fastest way to get from point B to point C to point D, etc.  Boy does the GPS help that!

About three months ago, I decided my GPS needed a name, hence, Hilda.  Hilda speaks with a British Accent, and we get along pretty well - although she does get yelled at once in a while.  Sometimes I like to totally ignore her and go my own way for a while. 

I've learned many different shortcuts, but have I REALLY learned them?  Hilda has become like a subliminal voice - I just listen and drive without really thinking about it.  

I'm afraid I haven't really learned where she's taken me.  I found myself once, getting to a house that I was meeting a client at, they called and said,

  • "At the light, which way do I turn"  I had no idea. I just drove there!  I try to pay attention now.

I'm going out today to show a few houses - AHHHH my daughter borrowed Hilda to take her to SC this weekend!  Can I still read a map?  How much more time should I allow for that?

My husband likes to use Hilda sometimes, when his work takes him out of the 'normal' paths. 

I feel that "naked" feeling, like something is missing without my friend, Hilda.  I think I'm officially dependent on her, I have her talk to me even when I know where I'm going.

 

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Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate

Kim, I've been seriously debating my own "Hilda" for the last few weeks. Sounds like it isn't an optional tool.

Oct 06, 2007 05:47 AM #1
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Kim Wood
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Jennifer go get one!  You just can't imagine!  I don't think anyone has regretted purchasing one - and the prices have gone down significantly!        
Oct 06, 2007 06:16 AM #2
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Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate
Kim, I usually map out my showings on Google Maps and then one gets cancelled and I'm lost trying to get back on track. I'll check out the Street Pilot today.
Oct 06, 2007 06:20 AM #3
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Jon Higgins
Century 21 Elite Performance - Springboro, OH
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I married Hilda. 
Oct 06, 2007 07:01 AM #4
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
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That happened to me way too many times, Jennifer!

Jon I'm STILLLLL laughing...........

Oct 06, 2007 08:23 AM #5
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Brian Block
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Kim, GPS systems are great.  I've had one now for almost two years.  I first tried a GPS while renting a car at an out-of-town wedding and became addicted.  Mine has the name "GyPSy".
Oct 06, 2007 09:49 AM #6
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Linda Sticklin
Home Staging & Organizing - Berwyn, PA
I recently purchased a GPS, and have found it to be very useful. In particular, I always seem to have difficulty with the "reverse" directions. Now I just press "go home" and it gets me there! Do you think I can take it as a business expense at tax time? Seems reasonable to me. 
Oct 06, 2007 10:51 AM #7
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