If you’re like me, you understand what life might have been like for our ancestors. They certainly had it rough. Without everyday modern inventions and discoveries, the people who came before us worked their fingers to the bone just to maintain a decent home, put food on the table and care for their families. Imagine how the kerosene lantern changed the world, and then later, electricity. Imagine how indoor plumbing cleaned things up nicely. (I mean really… who enjoyed a chamber pot?)
So today I thought I’d post some of recent inventions that have made my life easier. Could I live without them? Certainly, and I have, but oh gosh, who’d want to?
See if you agree!
DVR (Digital Video Recording) – I remember racing home from work during lunch so I wouldn’t miss an episode of my soap, Days of Our Lives. Then came the VCR and we all know about tapes, and rewinding issues and those giant cassettes. Now, we have the convenience of not only recording a show, but recording up to four shows, and watching it in any room of the house. “Genius” and the best money I’d ever spent on a device.
Keyless Car Entry – Recently, I stepped up to a luxury car and one of the best features was the keyless entry system. I don’t have to go digging into my purse to come up with my keys anymore. The digital “Key” is inside my purse, and the car recognizes me (or it) when I come within three feet of the front door. The best thing is, I can NEVER lock myself out of my car again.
The Groove Book – Ah, you wonder…what is that? I saw a married couple promote this new invention on Shark Tank, a few months ago. What they sell, is an app, that allows you to pick 100 photos from your cell phone, upload them to their site and they in turn, send you all 100 pictures in a bound photo book. All pics come 4 X 6 and are perforated, so you can keep them in your book, or take them out to frame them. The best feature is not only the $2.99 per month cost, but the convenience of having every picture you take bound and mailed to you each month.
My iPAD – It’s multi-functional and I can’t live without it. I use it for all things…Facebook, Instagram, Games (yeah right…who has time), to listen to music, Google, airline status, photos, but most importantly, I use my Kindle App and read books on it all the time. The print is large enough for my tired eyes to see. It’s backlit and sharp and clear. Every time! Love you, Mr. Apple.
The Baby Food Pouch – For on-the-go parents and grandparents, this is an essential part of your baby gear. These pouches contain pureed food for babies made from all healthy ingredients. The adult simply removes the cap and hands the baby the pouch. They do the rest. It’s a hands-free way to keep a child happy and entertained, a quick snack to satisfy their hunger, when you’re out and about. In our house now, it’s given as a “treat” if the child is being good. They love it. Pouches also made an appearance in my munchkins’ Halloween treat bag this year.
And lastly, the Half High Chair— This is a wonderful invention that I use every time our family comes for dinner or when I watch my munchkins during the day. It straps onto any chair and is sturdy and easy to clean and store away. If you’re limited on space and don’t want to purchase multiple regulation size high chairs, this is the ticket. We’ve even taken it to restaurants and outdoor events.
Can you imagine what our forefathers would think of all these things? (Personally, I think air flight would’ve startled them the most). Technology and invention will always progress. Don’t you wonder what will come down the pike in years to come, that we might never imagine now?
What recent inventions or discoveries make your life easier?
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