Keeping The Windmill Alive – July, 2022

 

Perhaps you can post on a new book you're reading, a new hobby you're taking up or about random finds as you finally get around to cleaning out the..., or your most recent adventure?

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

Please keep comments polite.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

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Plan on picking some strawberries

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Home Depot

Might make a run to Home Depot or Harbor Freight.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Just trying...

to catch up after a 2 week trip to Alaska. Fun!

stayin' alive

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' aliiiiiiiiiiiiiive

.

Going out looking for my windmill. My fault it's not here. wink

Changeable weather in Bay Area

One of the hottest June's ever in San Jose and now in early July we are having high temps below 80 degrees. Pretty interesting and drastic shift month to month.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Livin the dream.

The sun is shining.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Taking a ride

Florida to California, death valley, Yosemite, then up to meteor crater, Carter lake, mount st Helens, and mount stinker.
One heading to Utah.

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d

grub

headed to walmart LOL.

Another Monday is here

Enjoy the 4th.

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Happy 4th

Although I have to run to work today.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

I just found two old GPS

I just found two old GPS units. Though I would revive them.. Wish me luck that I remember how to name all the maps. The unit says my map was from NA 2010, a while ago..

Old units ...

finbar wrote:

I just found two old GPS units. Though I would revive them.. Wish me luck that I remember how to name all the maps. The unit says my map was from NA 2010, a while ago..

It will be an interesting endeavor. If they are that old, they probably don't have lifetime map subscriptions. Garmin introduced Lifetime Maps in 2008, and the first map update issue to paid lifetime subscribers happened in January 2009. I remember paying $129 for a lifetime map subscription for my nuvi 755T! By the time I bought a refurb nuvi 855 in about 2010, the cost of lifetime maps had come down to about $80 (if I remember correctly). I don't remember which nuvi series was the first to have the bundled lifetime subscriptions where you didn't have to pay extra after the fact. The original rules said the lifetime subscription was non transferable, but I don't think Garmin ever enforced that rule. How things have changed!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

I bought lifetime maps for

I bought lifetime maps for my 885t but after updating them, to an SD card, the unit sees the map update but the GPS beeps but doesn't talk or I can't change the vehicle. I also get an update the blue tooth files in the unit flash screen. I did the factory reset but nothing happened. The GPS was fine when I used it. I think I need to replace all the files on the unit. They seem to have been corrupted. Any advice in getting the units files again? So far the 775t is running fine..

Cottage time before baseball

Cottage time before baseball tournament

Checked out a new (to us)

Restaurant

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"You can't get there from here"

nuvi 885 updating.

finbar wrote:

I bought lifetime maps for my 885t but after updating them, to an SD card, the unit sees the map update but the GPS beeps but doesn't talk or I can't change the vehicle. I also get an update the blue tooth files in the unit flash screen. I did the factory reset but nothing happened. The GPS was fine when I used it. I think I need to replace all the files on the unit. They seem to have been corrupted. Any advice in getting the units files again? So far the 775t is running fine..

Did you use cloning to update the map on your nuvi 885 using an SD card? You might want to read through some of the comments about the recent problems I have had updating maps on my nuvi 855. In brief, I had to use a very old version of garmindevice.xml from a backup in order to get a successful map update with cloning. It would not work correctly using the current version of garmindevice.xml.

In terms of getting replacement files for a nuvi 885, your best bet is to find someone who has a working nuvi 885 and is willing to back it up and send you a copy of the backup. As far as not getting voice prompts and vehicles, you could try using the Garmin Express Tools menu to download new copies of the voice and vehicle files. You could use a clone copy for that operation also ... it should work to use cloning to get fresh copies of the voice files.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

nothing

nothing

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

Not this year

Not going anywhere this year sad

Hello

Have a great day!

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Have a great week

Have a great week

Taking a Ride.

In Utah for the week

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d

Here we go again

Here we go again

I didn't go anywhere

I didn't go anywhere special. Just enjoyed the fireworks earlier in the week.

Not driving much

Fuel is not cheap so drive less than before. Going to Kin hut today to walk.

Thanks for the reply. I

Thanks for the reply. I thought it might be the xml file. I used Garmin Express to update the voices and cars but I can't select them. I might just buy a functioning unit on ebay and copy the files. I just don't know how the units get their serial numbers in the xml file. I don't think you can just copy all the files to another GPS to get it to work..

Weather

Lower temps and humidity this weekend.

Back from trip...

and after a lot of driving during vacation we're happy to just stay home grin

550 Mile Round Trip

Just completed a 550 Mile Round Trip from Myrtle Beach SC to Wilkesboro NC and back. Easy trip using both Interstate and 2 lane back roads. The corn has tassled out and the soybeans seem to be thriving despite the heat. I left NC early on Saturday morning to beat the beach arrivals for the following week. My 3597 routed me through a slightly different route on the return leg. I chose to ignore the final 10 mile route suggestion as I knew I could make better time on a alternate route. The 3597 said my chosen route would be one minute longer but in reality I know I saved about 15 minutes due to beach traffic. All in all a good trip. My Ford Edge with the 3.5L V6 averaged 28 MPG which was really decent.

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The Ogre

keep it spinning

for another week.

Rogers service down across Canada

On July 8th, I woke up to my cell phone not wanting to send a text message. I was to drive a friend around that day. He was unable to use his cell phone either (no phone service, no txt msgs, no Internet, no email) and he was not able to pull up what was required for his work day. We are both Rogers customers. Fortunately he remembered some of his schedule and my "driving app" with offline maps got us to his destinations.

My Last Trip was.....

Washington, DC to Akron, OH.

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RKF (Brookeville, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Taking a Ride

Last week was in Utah, now Montana. A couple more states then I have to go home to Florida. Today was day 20 on the bike

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d

Driving across the metro

Driving across the metro area freeway, aka "the combat zone."

This Weekend Trip

Upstate NY finger lakes area

Weather

Warm and muggy

Group Walk

Go to the meeting place and walk.

Nothing

I am drawing a blank.

nothing

nothing

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

New Project

Maybe to the store for material for a new project the wife came up with.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Response

FreddyP wrote:

and after a lot of driving during vacation we're happy to just stay home grin

True that!

Adding...

nothing important...just spinning the wind mill wink

Travel

Visited our son and his family for 3 days. Stayed in our Teardrop trailer as they don't have an extra room. Good visit. Left there on Monday and have been camping. 6 nights of camping and now tonight is a hotel night. A SHOWER!!!

Just going to veg out with a movie and having pizza delivered. Have beer already so good to go.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Baseball!

Baseball!

14

Years

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non-native nutmegger

Being the school bus driver

Being the school bus driver for camp this week

Hiding

pilothaz wrote:

Being the school bus driver for camp this week

I've been hiding from that for two months now. I get enough during the regular school year!

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

My last trip was.....

Baltimore, MD to Dover, DE.

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RKF (Brookeville, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Rainy and hot today…

Rainy and hot today…

Brutal

timbit2030 wrote:

Rainy and hot today…

Humidity is a killer today!

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH
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