GILDA- I Don't Leave Home Without Her!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Anyone who knows me, or has ridden anywhere with me, knows that I am directionally impaired.  For that reason alone, driving around Atlanta is always an adventure!  Several years ago, I was on my way to a meeting in Midtown and after making a wrong turn and getting caught in theater traffic, I called my ever-patient husband, who, for the umpteenth time, patiently guided me to my destination.  When I got home that night, there on the kitchen counter sat the marvelous little instrument that has made my life (and that of my husband), much easier!  I think GPS had to have been invented just for real estate agents!

Since that day, I don't go anywhere without GILDA (Guided Instrumentation for Linda's Daily Adventures)!  I love pushing the button that says "Go Home", after navigating from house to house with a buyer or visiting an Open House or Agent Caravan. 

I was just reading Teresa Boardman's St Paul Real Estate Blog, noticing that she has named her GPS "Miles".  Mine is affectionately called "Gilda".  A friend refers to hers as Dora (She drives an Exlorer.)  So, I am wondering, does everyone name their GPS?  Do you find yourself answering that little voice?

Safe Travels, Everyone!

Linda Schulte, Atlanta

Comments (10)

Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional
Bellevue, WA
Hi Linda,  I haven't named my GPS, but she is my "best friend."  I can usually find my way home if there is sunshine--but here in Seattle there isn't enough and in the dark, it is a lost cause!  I will have to think of a name.
Oct 24, 2007 02:38 PM
Maria Couto
RE/MAX Premier - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You'
Hi Linda. I know exactly what you mean, although I never named mine. However, I put it on even if I go around the block. The best inventiion ever. I don't talk to it eighter, but I do talk to myself all time. Good, funny post.
Oct 24, 2007 02:39 PM
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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate


Me too!  I love her but I have to find a name for her.  I like yours...might borrow it myself.  ;-)

Feb 06, 2008 04:36 AM
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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate
oh gosh my would be GILKA....that doesn't work as well.
Feb 06, 2008 04:37 AM
Linda Schulte

Karen,  You are more than welcome to call yours GILDA, too- at least until the perfect name hits you! Hmmm.........I'll have to think about that.  Karen- something with Kare, or Kar in it??



Feb 06, 2008 05:14 AM
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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate

Linda,  Yep we need to think of a good name for mine.

I am NOT going to family reunion.  So sorry!!  You must be.  Next year...we'll get together.  I went last year, but decided not to this year.  Have a great time!!

Feb 07, 2008 09:59 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Linda - I should get a GPS because I am also directionally impaired however the direction I can get from the Internet works well.

Thanks for the welcome to KW

Mar 28, 2008 12:35 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

At the moment, I do not use a GPS system. I probably should, because once and a while I use mapquest and it isn't the greatest system to keep me on the right path.

Apr 04, 2008 04:42 PM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference

Linda, it's funny how dependable we become on these things, right now we're giving one away in our email newsletters only because we know the value of them. 

I like her name!

Apr 16, 2008 03:55 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Linda: I believe our husbands are alike. I, too, used to call my husband for directions -- because he's always chained to his desk at work, so I know he will answer the phone. He calls himself "map boy." But he can read maps while I generally hold them upside down. He bought me a GPS, too. Mine is called Sylvia. She's British. She keeps me calm when I'm freaking out because I am lost.

elizabeth weintraub real estate agent Sacramento

Jun 03, 2008 05:34 AM

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