Getting back into the swing of things or back to normal just doesn’t happen when you’ve lost a loved one. It’s a hole in your heart that will be there forever so bear with me….
Next I want to thank you all for your cards, emails, prayers and condolences. They’re greatly appreciated. As for services the only gathering we will have is a celebration of Fay’s life and that will take place May 1st. Details are at the end of her obit.
Fay and I made the decision a long while ago to “will” our bodies to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. If you are interested in knowing more about the program click here. There are many similar programs throughout the country.
Back to treasure hunting trivialities…
It’s going to take me a little time to get a feel for what’s been going on so let me start by responding to a couple of emails I received regarding my blog post titled “You’all need to get a Life”.
In essence both writers said that they liked the various tests that tekkies do and it’s a way for them to make decisions as to buy the product or not. They also took offense to my criticizing the whole video testing thing and told me to get a life and move on. “Over the hill” was thrown in for good measure. I’ll accept the “been there, done that” label but expressing my opinion on my blog is my prerogative.
Look I get the enthusiasm, I get the dedication and I get the attention to detail but stop with the taking sides, he said, she said BS. The contest again centers on three different products and everyone who comments, tests, writes, films, has an ax to grind. Me? I have a Simplex and I’m more than happy with it. It does everything I want in a metal detector and more. All I need to do is get out and use it and right now I need that badly.
Do you realize what you are complaining about?
Before it was bemoaning the late release of the Legend and now it’s complaining about glitches and updates. How in the world can you bitch about online updates? I mean when were you able to do that in the past? I think it’s fantastic and an indication of things to come for all the manufacturers. It makes all kinds of sense.
Glitches in a new machine? Nothing new at all. No matter how many field tests, no matter how many testers, they happen when a product is introduced to thousands of users all over the world. In this case the glitches are being acknowledged,addressed and corrected in an expeditious manner and that too is unheard of.
It seems we all want to unbox the new item, new toy, and have it perform flawlessly. We want the new detector to turn on and go, and find everything we “think” is under the coil. When that doesn’t happen we become testing experts, techs, engineers, offering up guesses as to why and almost always blaming the manufacturer rightly or wrongly.
I’m not sticking up for the manufacturer(s). I’m just saying, give these new products time. Everything will work it’s way out, get addressed, get fixed and life will go on. Bitch if you want, criticize, put down a manufacturer. Let it all out and then take your wife out for dinner. You’ll score points, she will love you for it and you know you owe her at least that much.
Take it from an old, over the hill beeper – don’t obsess, there’s more to life than metal detecting.