I haven’t had a good night’s sleep any night since the time change. I’ve always hand something to do that kept me up late and or got me up early. So, today we’re posting a short video that required minimal editing. We still plan to get a new camera that can take unattended videos from on the tripod. Its just not at the top of the list. Especially in tax season.
It was easy to select a movie for today since this is all we had. I have identified a suitable replacement camera. Regrettably, I’ve decided to wait until the price goes down. (Or until I can find something else suitable that is significantly cheaper.) It’s hard to justify spending a so much money on a camera that doesn’t get a lot of use. It’s a “new arrival” right now. Maybe it will be cheaper after Christmas.
We tried to make a move this week. Unfortunately, it was not to be. I made a test video of The Wife standing in front of the mirror in the bedroom drying her hair and everything worked perfectly. But, when I actually put the camera on the tripod, it stopped recording almost immediately. So, we only have this “test” video and a short “regular” clip.
We were thinking earlier today that our digital camera is over 8 years old. Even though it is very finicky, its amazing that it still works at all. We’ve reached the point where we are (pleasantly) surprised if it operatels normally for the entire photo session. Which, of course means, that it’s long past time to get a new one. We will certainly be checking the online sales on Friday. Anyway, here is a short video we made to make sure it can still record movies semi-reliably.
Here is the movie we made. It’s not very long. We wish there was more. Maybe next week.
Despite the problems we’re having with photographs, videos still work OK. Luckily, we happened to make a movie this week. Hopefully it will not take to long to fix the presentation of photos. For now, enjoy the movie.
I really like the progressive lenses in the eyeglasses I got this year. Except when I bump them and get them out of alignment. The issue isn’t as severe as the last few pairs I had. Unfortunately, today, I had a mishap that will result in a trip to the optometrist first thing in the morning. I can still read things OK. But, I’m starting to get a headache. Hopefully everything will soon be as good as new.
Our camera died again after just two photos! This time, I restarted it in movie mode and, thankfully, it operated normally for the remainder of our photo session. Its old, especially for consumer electronics. We would have replaced it long ago if we didn’t use our smartphones for most photographs and videos. It’s unusual for us to have such outdated electronics. So, it’s doubly annoying.
This weekend looks like a good one to get in the swimming pool. Unfortunately, our pool heater will not ignite. With any luck, the water will be warm enough that it won’t matter. We’re going to get it fixed since there is not any point in having a pool that you can’t use. But, we’ve had certainly enough broken things already this year. Hopefully we will be lucky and it will be something minor and we can. We’ve definitely had more than our share of bad luck recently. Have a great weekend. Maybe our next post will be about relaxing in the pool.
Our new refrigerator is great. Our only “complaint” is that it doesn’t make ice as fast as the old one even though the freezer is colder. And, of course, it was gigantically expensive. We’ll have a few cool days that we will not need much, if any, ice for our sports water bottles and the ice maker will eventually fill up. But, we’ll remember the cost for a long time. Not having a lot of low-cost options is one of the unfortunate realities of our kitchen.