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Tuck Visor Review

9 Sep

I bought a thing called a Tuck Visor to help block the sun streaming in through my driver’s side window when I am commuting to and from work. It arrived on the weekend and today was to be the first day trying it out.

Tuck Visor 2

May I present…the…Tuck Visor!

Which means it of course was pouring rain when I woke up, and when I started driving, and for most of my commute. It would appear that fall is well and truly here…it also appears I should invest in rain boots…

Since it was pouring enough rain that there were flooded streets during my morning drive I almost didn’t take them with me, it was predicted to rain all day after all, but I’m lazy and figured if I don’t take them in to my suv now and tuck them away somewhere I’ll forever forget to take them to the suv and who knows how long it will be before I try them.

And yes, that really is how my brain works. shrug.

Good thing I made that choice because by the time I was driving home it was sunny. Well, sort of sunny. That type of sunny where it goes between so sunny you think your eyes will be burned out of their sockets and cloudy with the potential to start raining again at any moment.

I decided to put the Tuck Visor in to place before I started driving, figuring even if it wasn’t sunny enough to really need it, it shouldn’t be in the way, so what was the harm with having it up.

That thing is brilliant! It used a combination of static electricity and being tucked up in to the top edge of the window to keep it in place, it didn’t shift the entire drive, it doesn’t come down any lower than the sun visor when you have it swung to the side, and it blocks sun. What more could a sun avoidant ginger want?

Oh, and it was relatively cheap. Thank you Amazon.ca!

When I first put it in to place I worried about loss of vision out of the window, it is solid black after all. But then I realized it is only blocking the upper part of the window and when I’m looking out of the window I’m not looking at the sky, I’m looking at the road, and traffic, and all that fun stuff, and the Tuck Visor doesn’t block any of that.

One review I read said a negative about it is that you can’t have your window open and use it, which is a valid point. I don’t like driving with my window open so I don’t care about that, but if you like the window open than this won’t be for you.

The pack I bought has two in there, and when not in use I am keeping both in the packaging tucked in a pocket in my suv so they are out of they way and not visible to those who may look in. The ad on Amazon made it seem like it is easy to put in place when driving but I don’t know about that, I used two hands to get it in place which, in case you didn’t do the math, leaves zero hands for the steering wheel. Not a great equation. Maybe positioning gets easier in time?

This is what mine looks like when in place, apologies for the bad picture, I wasn’t willing to climb over the middle console to get farther away from the window to get a better picture, tsk tsk bad blogger.Β  πŸ˜‰

Tuck Visor

I’ll provide a link to the ones I bought on Amazon.ca…

Click Here!

The company itself does of course have a website, http://www.tuckvisor.com if you want to check them out.

They also have a version that is not solid black, it is a bit see through. It apparently also effectively blocks the sun but I figured I’d rather the solid black one than one that still lets some sun come through. It doesn’t take a lot to burn me so why chance it?

Hopefully this random little invention will be the end to my getting sunburned on my commute to and from work, oh wouldn’t that be nice! πŸ™‚

 

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The New Job

4 Sep

It has been almost one month since I started at my new job and so far it seems to be going well. πŸ˜€

Made new friends, which any adult knows is not an easy thing to do. It’s like once we leave school we forget how to make friends or something.

make friends comic

I’m doing well with the actual work, least the feedback I am getting indicates I’m doing well. I don’t know that I’m the best judge of that *shrug*

Besides that whole debacle where my suv broke down on the side of the highway on my way home one Tuesday the commute is decent. It ranges between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and construction. At this point my only issue with the commute is that I am getting sunburned from being in direct sunlight for so long twice a day. Not pleasant.

I’ve been looking in to extenders for my sun visor and will eventually cave and buy one, cross fingers it works! Until then I have a light scarf that I drape over my head like an old lady, sigh, and use that to save my poor left ear from being cooked right off my head. I’ve also been researching a tint I can get on my windows that is an SPF protector, I’m pretty sure the tint my suv came with does not provide any kind of sun protection, what with my getting sunburned while driving an all. It’s pricey though, so first step is the sun visor extender.

Meal prepping is a thing I am trying to remember how to do. Not gonna lie, it hasn’t been pretty. I’ve been taking weird combinations of foods, if I manage to take anything at all, so more money has been spent buying lunch than I am comfy with. This week I managed to be a full on adult and make lunch on Monday to last me the whole week! Granted, the work week this week is only four days thanks to Monday being a stat but let’s not focus on that, k? πŸ˜‰ This week, for lunch, every day, I have crackslaw, a buttered dinner bun, Greek yoghurt (I tried the Compliment’s brand from Safeway, don’t do it! It is not good, ick!), and a piece of fruit for afternoon snack (either an apple or a nectarine, depending on the day). If that isn’t mastering a week of lunches I don’t know what is! Only thing is by the end of lunch today I was craving sugar at a level that was driving me crazy. I tried to appease it with a Diet Coke, which I know doesn’t have sugar but at least tastes sweet. Nope. Didn’t work. Then I was offered this granola nut bar type thing, 7 grams of sugar in that, so obviously I said yes. I don’t know if it is a “mental I tricked myself” thing, or if those 7 grams of sugar actually did something, but the craving went away, yay! Good thing it went away before I walked past Purdy’s Chocolates on my way to where I was parked lol

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I still miss the people I used to work with, but I like the new people I’m working with so that’s good. Life is change, and while I had some doubts leading up to the move, I think this change was the right choice. I mean, if nothing else, I’m relearning how to plan meals and act a bit more like a grown-up, that’s probably a sign this move was the right choice…right? πŸ˜‰

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