Friday, May 12, 2017

Using GPS to track your car...What I found out

Sometimes I feel the need to keep track of things,  namely my car.. You really need to because cars get stolen or you just want to keep track of your teen driver. But how to do it cheaply, with tracking that is in real time. (really). I researched different GPS tracking devices for things and vehicles, but mostly read the reviews because these things are not cheap and if they are, they often don't work all that accurately on the tracking website. Anyway long story short, I have found a way to track my car on the cheap and most of all , it works. 
First you want to have a smart phone you're not using, maybe you upgraded to a new phone but still have the old one lying in a drawer somewhere. I just happened to still have my last cell phone so I called my cell company.  Since I hadn't used it in about 4 years they had to send me new SIM card. Once I got the SIM card, I replaced the old one then had the phone activated with a new number. And best of all the added phone number is only costing me 20.00 per month. Super good! Since my old phone is an android I then used it to download an app called life 360 from the play store. You will have to make a user name and password once you download the app, and after that's done you are set!
 Life 360 is an app that is used for family members to keep track of each other using what is called circles but since you will be keeping track of your car  you will be the only member in your circle. Look around the app to get familiar with it. Next I then went into the settings of my phone and uninstalled any apps I didn't need. This will reduce the battery use saving it for the tracking. Also and this is important, go in and turn off the sound to anything that might make the phone ring or beep. You want the phone to be quiet because you will be hiding it somewhere in your car. Honestly this is a great way to keep track of your car and I will just say it, ladies if you think your man might be lying to you about his comings and goings or he is having an affair, this is the best way to find out.  This will only keep track of the vehicle it's in and not the person once they leave the vehicle but hey...at least you can know for sure where they are when he or she says they will be at one place and tracking shows a different place. Just make sure your phone is always fully charged and place it somewhere in the car where it won't bounce or slide around while the car is in motion.  Most phones when devoid of all apps sucking battery life will stay on for more than 24 hours.  Now you will need to go to your laptop or pc, sign into the Life 360 website and viola! You can now track the car in real time!!! 
Image result for life 360


PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW. 
DO THIS ONLY IF YOUR NAME IS ALSO ON THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION OF THE CAR. ALSO VIOLATION OF STALKING LAWS MAY FALL INTO PLACE HERE IF YOU PLACE IT IN A CAR OTHER THAN YOUR OWN.

Disclaimer
I am in no way advocating placing the tracker phone into a car you do not own. Please read the laws in your state regarding tracking devices for automobiles. 

It's generally illegal to use a GPS tracking device if:

  • You are not the owner of the car and do not have the legal right to track it
  • You are attempting to track a boyfriend or girlfriend in their own car

Friday, January 6, 2017

Semi Home Made Cock Pot Chicken Soup

So I have been sick the past week with a horrible head cold. Watery eyes, sneezing, achy head and I wanted some simple chicken soup but not just the canned variety.  So I came up with this quick and easy semi home made recipe. It utilizes some good veggies plus canned chicken soup. And I must say, it tasted so good.
Recipe below.

1 skinless boneless chicken breast
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped into small pieces carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
2 can condensed chicken noodle soup
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
salt and pepper to taste

Salt and pepper chicken breast, then place into crock pot along with 1 can of chicken broth, set on low and cook for 3 hours. Add chopped carrot, chopped celery and celery salt. Continue cooking another 3 hours. When chicken and veggies are done, remove chicken breast and chop into small pieces, place back into crock pot, along with 2 cans of condensed chicken noodle soup, 1 can of water and frozen spinach. Allow to continue to cook another half hour and your soup is done. Serve with some toasted crusty bread and butter.
So good...





Thursday, December 29, 2016

New way to store butter

These have probably been around for a long time but to me it's a brand new discovery. While doing my fave activity, I was browsing the local thrift shop when I happened to see this butter dish. I love to use real butter for cooking or as a spread on toast or bread but keeping it in the fridge made it hard to spread. So this was a real find. So easy to use and stores your butter outside the fridge perfectly. Just remember to change the water at least once a week and wash once you use up all the butter before adding more. And there you go, perfectly spreadable butter and the dish is pretty too!'
These are called french butter dishes or a butter bell and they come in different shapes and colors. And also different prices. The square white one is the one I have below. 




Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crochet Messy Bun Hat

New pattern

For you girls that want to have a bun or pony tail you can now wear a hat to keep warm'
Easy pattern to make using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn or any other soft yarn.





Sunday, December 4, 2016