I think it was back around the end of March when I saw the last one. We see them every day while traveling & generally most of them in the southwest during the winter months. This morning on my way to Goderich to pick up the mobility van I was fortunate enough to see another one.........A sunrise:)) And, what a beautiful sunrise it was too. Am looking forward to many more sunrises in the next 3 weeks as my days, for the most part, will begin early.
AN ARIZONA SUNRISE
Turned out to be a long day with the mobility van but there was enough 'wait time' between runs to catch a few winks & take a few pics.
I WAS THINKING OF YOUR RV QUEST WHEN I SAW THIS TODAY, GYPSY ($14,500)
NELLIE had a question about what kind of spam we have been getting since dropping the verification tool. Nothing gross so far but some of it has been 'computer speak' meaning unreadable symbols. Some emails pretend to be interested in our blog but are just scammers trying to gain a toehold for their products. Nothing real bad yet!!
THIS LITTLE FELLOW SITS ATOP OUR JEEP AERIAL
As with most couples, Kelly & I have our morning computer routines. For the past few years we have just had one computer on board while traveling. Last winter while in the southwest we bought a second Toshiba laptop in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Although we couldn't use the 2 computers at the same time on-line it did set up some patterns for me to work at things on one computer while Kelly did the same on the other. In another month we will look into what equipment we need to run 2 computers simultaneously on-line before we head south again this winter. As it is now, I start my days with the laptop in my recliner while Kelly does her stuff on the desktop in the sunroom. Just started this double morning routine in the last 4 months & can't imagine going back to sharing one computer again while on the road. And besides, I'm an only child & I do not like to share!! So there...................
SAM left a comment question in Thursday's blog which asked, "Since I am an all XP family right now I guess I will have to wait till I either buy a Windows 7 machine or the Beta upgrade becomes the defacto standard and will support XP, hate to sound old fashioned but my XP keeps chugging along and I am used to it like an old friend."
AN ELDERLY AFTERNOON STROLL ON THE BOARDWALK
Well Sam, I guess you & I are part of a shrinking 'old fashioned' club & I know what you mean by XP seeming like an old friend. We have two computers running XP & one with Win 7. I'm sure Win 7 is a fine program in it's own right but I still prefer my old easy to use & understandable XP & regularly grab my XP laptop ahead of the Win 7 laptop. If we didn't have XP I probably would be up & running fine with Win 7 now, but given the choice...................
I THINK THIS IS THE SAME COAST GUARD BOAT I HAD A LITTLE TOUR ON ABOUT A MONTH AGO
In this ever expanding technology age of whatever is newer & smaller is better, some of us seem to be getting steadily farther behind. Too many times I have automatically upgraded different programs believing new was going to be a big improvement & too many times I have been sadly disappointed!! Music program upgrades especially come to mind. Since they started integrating everything with mobile phones, live video uploads, live this, live that, etc. etc. I have been left further in the dust. The only mobile things I am comfortable with these days are my shoes.
FOUND A NICE SHADY SPOT AT THE BEACH THIS AFTERNOON FOR A FEW ZZZZZZZZZZ'S
A lot of the new wiz-mo stuff is fine for the techie guys who enjoy the increasingly complex technologies & have the right number of brain cells in place, but I am finding it increasingly difficult to keep up I just don't seem to have the patience or memory for stuff anymore like I once did. For the most part I do love most of this computer stuff with all it's wiz-bang gadgets but my aging brain is having difficulty keeping up with everything & I find I am becoming increasingly discouraged.
Decades ago there was a huge race between America & Russia to put a man on the moon. Now there seems to be a big race going on amongst tech companies to see who is going to be the first company to shrink things like cell phones, cameras, I-products & computers down to the size of sand grains.
LAKE HURON BATHERS WITH GODERICH'S SALT MINE IN THE BACKGROUND
I'm sure a lot of folks will disagree with me here Sam, but in my opinion.....stick with the Live Writer you have for as long as you can. It works fine, is easy to use & has everything you need. Enjoy your XP platform for as long as you can as well & remember, newer is not always better.
'GURU AT WORK' (File photo from August 09)
And, the truth be known.......if it wasn't for Kelly's wily computer smarts & patient problem solving ways you probably would not be reading this blog because I would likely have thrown this Mossmagator of a computer into the front yard frog pond a long time ago.......................10-4!!
THIS DUTCH WINDMILL IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM US
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the engine of a class ‘A’ Motor Home when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop. The surgeon was there waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his RV when the mechanic shouted across the garage "Hey doc, can I ask you a question?"
The surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the Motor Home. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over and whispered to the mechanic, "Try doing it with the engine running."
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