Now we no longer trusted the Intrigue to make it across town. It felt, literally, like the proverbial "bucket of bolts". It didn't owe us anything. It gave us a good run. So with 1 quick phone call to our Eblock Used Car guy, Gary Cartmell, we were set up with a lovely "newused" car. Derek had a list of "wants". Gary met them. It is gorgeous. It has bells and whistles and a sun roof.
Yesterday was in interesting day. I wanted to take a spin in "the hotrod", and I was meeting Terry at Woodbine Raceway for a work event and she had asked me to join her. Of course I had to make several references to being "off to the races". I recently discovered that my iphone works as a GPS with a lovely woman who gives directions via my radio as I drive. This was great for today. I was to be at Woodbine for 1115 and I really don't know this area of the GTA. I entered my destination and this woman strategically guided me out of my own neighbourhood. I was remarking to her, though she didn't seem to be listening, that I would no longer have the "I got lost, sorry I am late" card with this new technology. Then in Etobicoke, she guided me through bends and bumps to meet the appointed meeting time with Terry.
Terry is more mathematical then I am, so she quickly got the hang of this and made a few good calls. I was more challenged, but finally made a decent call at the end, based solely on the horses names and the gender of the jockey. Go Woman Power".