Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 77, low 51)
When we were in the beginning stages of thinking about a fulltime Rv life, I remember being told about this new fangled gadget that hooked to your computer and gave you internet. An air card. What? How could that be? It sounded amazing, I was intrigued, and went right out and got one! How great it felt to be able to have internet wherever I went.
Of course things have changed and improved over the years. We can now live in our Rv’s and have all the comforts we used to have in our sticks and bricks homes. Well, I don’t have a garbage disposal or dishwasher, but I’m sure they’re available. I don’t miss either of them.
With the power of the internet, we connect with each other and are able to learn and share with each other. How different would our Rv’ing lives be without internet?
I remember sometime back in the early 1970’s, someone told me about a “word processor”. Boy, that concept was hard to comprehend. How could you process words without a typewriter?
I love being connected to the world through my laptop and Smart phone.
The GPS system was made for people like me who are “directionally challenged.”
We love our Directv and Tivo. No commercials are watched in this house….well maybe during Super bowl!
What made got me thinking about technology is something I just tried that’s available from our bank. It’s not exactly new, but it’s the first time I’ve used it. USAA bank has offered this service for years, but I never tried it. I thought you had to use a scanner.
You can take a photo of a check you want to deposit, and send the image to your bank via your Smart phone! It’s quite amazing. I tried it today for the first time.
I simply had to open up my bank account app and log on. I then selected “deposits” and it guided me the rest of the way. I had to take a picture of the front and back of the check, select which account I wanted it deposited to, and then key in the amount. It never told me what to do with the checks afterwards though. You can be sure I’ll hang on to them for a while! Amazing!
So what kind of new technology do you think we’ll have in the next 5 years? 10 years? I’m finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the latest technology. I don’t seem to have the patience to learn something new like I used to. Thanks to Rick for all of his tutorials and for keeping us informed of all the latest things. For instance, did you know Outlook was back? Rick did! I”m sure Sherry will be glad to hear about that!
Speaking about technology. Do you remember me telling me about the gadgets we picked up at the Rv show? The Grip stic?
They certainly aren’t high tech, but boy do I wish I had invented them!
Well, the longer we have them, the more we use them and I just wanted to share. I’ve never seen them for sale anywhere other than the Rv show, but I imagine they’ll be on one of those “As seen on Tv” shows before too long.
They are GREAT for closing bags. I think we got about 20 in the package we bought and they are currently all in use except for about 3 or 4 of them.
This is what they look like.
You fold the bag over and insert them into the fold.
Once they’re sealed, they won’t come open. You can easily seal the air out.
This particular bag of blueberries has it’s own zip lock closing, but you know how those are. They don’t stay closed and you have blueberries all over the freezer. With the Grip Sticks, they cannot come undone until you slide it off.
We use them for chips, frozen goods, cheese, and just about everything else.
We still haven’t installed our Sewer Solution hose that we bought from the Rv show. I’ll review it once we try it.