Remember last week when I was talking about the great deal on the Garmin GPS system that Melody found for me? Well, I ordered it. And received it the very next day. Talk about super fast shipping! I didn't even PAY for shipping. Got it free and it was supposed to arrive within 5-7 business days. I guess there is one good thing about living in Texas - you have an Amazon distrobution center in Irving.
So, back to the device. I love him. There are no two ways about it. I didn't find out the sex of the system until he arrived. Once I saw him, it was clear to me. Then I got to choose the voice. I need to do a short audio of his voice for you. I chose the British accent. I've never been so excited to drive to Wal-Mart. Yes, I've been there a hundred times, but it seems so much more glamorous when Mr. Belvedere is telling me to turn on "three thouuuusand and nine" that we call "three double O nine."
So, the names I had picked out, there were a few. Archie, Jeeves, Alfred, Godfrey, Jenkins and Winston. But, when he uttered his first words, it was then I knew. All of those names just weren't regal enough. He needed something more. Sir Alfred was too formal and superior. I don't know how it came to me, but Mr. Belvedere just appeared to me. And it stuck.
It's perfect. HE'S perfect. He links up to my cell phone and can make/take calls and text messages. Not only does he get text messages, he READS them to me. This provided JD with a few hours of fun, sending me silly text messages just to hear Mr. B read them to us.
But get this - JD STILLLLLL compared the directions with the atlas. Seriously? This $300 piece of equipment with a two-year extended warranty isn't enough!?
I love him. And JD too.