I re-enabled sound effects on our camera so we would know whether or not it was still taking pictures. It was actually mildly annoying. I know that was originally done to make digital electronic cameras seem more like the mechanical … Continue reading
We’ve had to put our boats away in the dark twice this week. Where did the long, lazy days of summer go? It inevitably happens every fall. But, losing the daylight always makes us a bit melancholy. We still did … Continue reading
The Wife and I have both lost weight this summer. It wasn’t a goal that we set. We’ve just been a bit more active than in past years. Plus, I don’t eat as much junk food during the day at … Continue reading
One of the things The Wife always says is that “if you have a lot of stuff that needs replacing that means you have a lot of stuff”. I sometimes forget that when I’m fixing things. But, it is a … Continue reading
Our camera operated normally this week so we had a good selection of pictures to choose from. That shouldn’t be noteworthy; but, with all the problems we’ve been having recently, it was nice for to have no issues. I was … Continue reading
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 It’s unusual for us to have such outdated electronics.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.
Here is another of the photographs we took. We wish there were more. Unfortunately, some things are beyond our immediate control. Obviously, the long term solution is to purchase a new camera. But, after getting a new air conditioner and a new refrigerator, we have already spent a lot on unexpected purchases this year. So, it remains a to-do.
As it always does this time of year, sunset is happening earlier and earlier. But, what’s slightly depressing is that even when the sun is still up, its not as high in the sky. So, it’s much darker an hour … Continue reading
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.