johnny July 21st, 2007
Well, we had a nice little Tioga lined up to look at today. It was about an hour drive, so we made sure to have the owner answer a bunch of questions before we left. Everything sounded great.
We spent a good hour and a half going through it. Some minor issues that we didn’t care about and the owner was upfront about them. Then, Jenn found the nasty secret. A fair bit of recent water damage, buried under a pile of junk. This was something we had specifically inquired about and had been assured was not a problem. It’s a small enough area that we can probably repair it without too many issues, but there were enough small things that we decided to keep looking a bit longer.
On the bright side, we got to use the new navigation software. Jenn hates the copilot already. Overall, it does a pretty good job, although I think the fastest way to confuse it is to do a u-turn. It takes a bit of getting used to some of the ways it gives directions. On occasion it will say something like ‘turn left and make an immediate right’. Then, it will give you the next direction in between those two steps. Also, it wouldn’t hurt if it announced the street names instead of just the distance and direction to turn.
Next, I’m going to pair the laptop up with my bluetooth headset and see if I can get voice recognition to work. If nothing else, I can tell Jenn when to turn and she’ll think I’m the smart one!