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Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Underlined Words and Another GPS Snag Overcome.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Just before going to bed last night I set up our Second Rand McNally GPS to download its newest updates. No use spending Hours waiting for it so I was in Dreamland long before it finished its task. After having a very Restful Night’s Sleep I woke up the Computer to do the File Transfer while I got things ready for breakfast as well as opening the Window Shades.

Just before 8:00 when I returned the message on the Computer said “File Transfer Complete” so the next step was to check it out. After unplugging the GPS from the Computer as soon as it turned on a message saying “Updated Map File Transfer Incomplete” appeared. The Computer said one thing but the GPS said another and the moment I dismissed the message the GPS shut down. I managed a few other attempts that ended with the same results just before Kathy came downstairs.

Once breakfast was complete and we took our Coffees to the Computers I searched to find the GPS Download File with no success. I tried reconnecting the Two Machines back together. I made it to the Rand McNally Dock Site but it showed “No Updates Available”. I tried chatting with a Tech Support but they sent a Case Number to my E-mail Address but didn’t tell me how to fix the problem. 
A better looking day.
Before opening the door and giving the GPS a toss, I decided to do my usual morning reading. I was surprised by Nancy’s comment saying that she was getting Underlined Words in our Blog but in no one else’s. Kathy checked a number of our posts and couldn’t find anything so I logged out trying to fool the Computer to think I was a stranger checking the post but still found no Underlined Words. I know that I Bold and Colour Words for Emphasis (something our English Teachers would have cracked our knuckles for), but the only Underlined Words that I recall is when I Link to someone else’s Blog. If anyone has any idea why this might be happening please let us know. 

It was past 1:30 when we sat down for a Late Lunch so Kathy again thought it wise to make this our larger meal. While I heated up some Pea Soup, Kathy made us each a Tuna Salad Sandwich with a couple of Clementine Oranges for dessert.

With a comfortable feeling I rechecked my E-mail but nothing from Tech Support so I called them. Same as yesterday, I connected the GPS to the Computer before calling Rand McNally. After Ten Minutes on Hold, I explained our problem before being transferred to the Programing Department. It was Fifteen Minutes later that I was repeating the problem again, this time to Dave and explained that I couldn’t find the Files.

Because the GPS is the equivalent of an External Drive storing data when connected to the Computer, he directed me to go into the GPS itself. He then talked me through to find a couple of Files and to delete them. He had me disconnect the GPS from the Computer and try it. It worked like a charm! Those Two Files were corrupted and causing the problems. The Programmers are working on replacing those Files in the next month.

Dave informed me that if you have Lifetime Updates on a Rand McNally GPS you are allowed to Update it every Month. I had been told by the Salesperson once a year year. 

Around 7:00 Kathy was starting to feel hungry and when she saw the Strawberries in the fridge she knew what to make. She cleaned them up before having me mash them into a Topping. Kathy made Pancakes which I added Butter, Syrup, the Strawberries and some Cool Whip for flavouring. They tasted wonderful.

After doing the dishes we settled in to watch a movie called “Raising Helen” with Kate Hudson. The story is about a young career woman who is suddenly thrust into the role of being a parent. It is a Romantic Comedy but is a role that many people have had to take on in their lives. Good Movie!

Now that we know that both our GPSs will work the way they should this year we’ll find something else to work on tomorrow and it looks like the Weather will be on our side. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I've haven't seen any lines or anything out of the ordinary when reading your post. Looks just like it does everyday :) I hate dealing with anything techie but hopefully you've got it figured out now. Your lunch and dinner looked delicious! Love Kate Hudson but never seen the movie, will have to now.

  2. Nice to get that darn GPS fixed!! Next time it should be easy peasy!!

  3. The reason he person is seeing that is they acceicentaly downloaded an ad program when they were getting something else. If not watched closedly when downloading and installing some things they have an ad program and if you do not uncheck the box you get the ad program that causes the words to be underlined. So it's the person that sees the underlined words that needs to go to add remove programs and remove the ad program which can usually be found by looking for the latest install dates.
    It's not you, it's them.