Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The wonder of technology


...but what about the time difference?


My husband touched down in Zurich last night our time after 24 hours of travel, he then had to drive, on his own, on the wrong side of the road, with only a map and find his way to Ludesch in Austria.


I got a call from him as he was driving and trying to navigate, this was at 10.45pm last night. I did not stay on the phone long, I always have a fear of hearing him have an accident while he is driving, so said my goodbyes and that I would talk to him later. Now, I couldn't decide whether to get out of bed and go to the bathroom or wait until morning. I decided to wait, but 20 minutes later, I got a frantic call asking me to log on to google maps and direct him to Austria, cos he wasn't sure whether he was going in the right direction.


I had to wait until he saw a road sign (in foreign) and then try and figure out where he was. He was as it happens driving in completely the wrong direction (as he suspected) and was on his way to Germany and not Austria. (Germany is not until Tuesday afternoon)


An hour later he is on the right track, so I had my trip to the bathroom and off to bed (again). I slept so soundly that I didn't even hear his text telling me he had got there safely.


So the wonders of modern technology, I can navigate with the use of the internet and mobile phones from the other side of the world, but I can't change the time.

2 comments:

Cat said...

Where would men be without their wives and navigation skills? hehe That is pretty cool that you were able to help him all the way from the other side of the world.

Hope the kids are ok. When i was little i used to follow dads progress each morning with a world map and a pin. It was exciting getting up to place a new pin each day.

Kristy said...

Thats amazing Claire, well done