Do you remember how we all used a real map, or gave actual directions to get places? This really wasn't that long ago, but it seems like a lost ancient practice!
If you type my new address into Google, it comes up in a completely different place than it actually is. And most of my neighbors in this new development aren't on the map at all! This has made settling in to the new house a bit of an adventure!
My first inkling of trouble started on Move In Day. My movers called me completely lost adding another hour to their pay. Next, we were starving and tried to order DoorDash. I noticed where they placed my "pin" on Google maps, which made it impossible to order. This was only the beginning...
Comcast, Waste Management (don't get me started on these companies' customer service), even Amazon can't find me-- and Amazon knows everything, right? These are just a few. I've literally had to make notes on all of my accounts to NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS, and note the directions. Needless to say, they ignore it and call me completely lost.
So what does one do? The homebuilder did try to work closely with me to get this issue resolved. But they finally turned it over to the city, and you know what the city had to say...? We have to wait for GOOGLE to figure it out. Um, excuse me? Yes, I'm at the mercy of Google. Again, I ask, what did we do before Google?
As I sit here in the ether awaiting a valid "pin" on Google maps, I am practicing gratitude for my new home. It is beautiful! It feels like home, and is the fresh start My Girl and I have needed. And I'm really good at giving my friends directions so they can share in the happiness of our new place ;) Love and Light