Monday, February 27, 2017
‘YAHOUIE LOUIE’ THIS POST IS COMING TO YOU VIA OPEN LIVE WRITER……FINALLY!!
For all intents and purposes we think we finally have our Open Live Writer/Picasa problem solved. Kelly did a test post today and it published and I used Open Live Writer for tonight’s post. Thanks to several readers for sending in suggestions on how to fix the problem and when we saw Sherry from In The Direction Of Our Dreams this morning had tried the fix and it worked for her Kelly immediately set to work on the 'fix' which only took her maybe 5 minutes. Don’t ask me why we didn’t do it last week. Here is the fix as we understand it..... ‘Open up Google Photos and select Albums on the left and click on Create. Place a photo in the album. Name the album Open Live Writer and that’s it. Now go and try an Open Live Writer test post with a few photos in it and see if it works. Good Luck. Keep in mind this fix is for Open Live Writer and Picasa users only and not OLW and Word Press for example.
Happy to see a star filled sky first thing this morning knowing the Sun's rays would soon be bringing the temperature back up. Cold night's here in these higher elevations of southeastern Arizona.
It was 8 a.m. when we all piled into the Jeep and drove the short three quarter mile distance over to the historic Empire Ranch. We went early in the hopes we would be the only ones there and we were. We had 2 great uninterrupted hours with the ranch all to ourselves. What a fine place this is for several opposite reasons. First, the ranch house, out buildings and corrals have not been totally restored which means most everything is still original and second, the ranch is not in such disrepair that it cannot be seen. Walls in some sections have been stabilized and we think the ranch overall is being slowly restored possibly by a group of volunteers. Just before we left a group of people came in looking more like workers than volunteers. and it looked like some improvements to the parking area were underway as well.
IN ONE ROOM I SAW THIS CRATE FROM TRANSYLVANIA WHICH SAID ‘COUNT DRACULA IS AT REST DO NOT OPEN UNTIL NEXT FULL MOON’
There is no fee for touring the ranch and most ranch house doors had no workable locks on them so we wandered from room to room freely and for us that made our visit special. No roped off areas, no rules or regulations like 'don't touch this or no pictures of that.' Walking around the silent empty vacant rooms felt like the former owners had just moved out maybe a week ago. And how lucky we were there were no groups of chattering tourists. Each room, barn, or corral I walked through had only the whispers of long ago Pioneers and Cowboys.
I took a total of 182 photos at and around the ranch but not to worry I am not going to try and jam them all in my post. While taking the photos this morning I had it in mind of maybe putting a photo album together in the not too distant future. The Empire Ranch does deserve it's own album. May work on that after we arrive back home to Bayfield. Maybe before, we'll see. Tonight's ranch photos are a smattering of what we saw this morning.
TOOK US FOR A WALK AROUND THE DISCOVERY TRAIL
THEY SURE GROW BIG COTTONWOOD TREES IN THESE HERE PARTS
MIGHT HAVE TO LOOK HARD TO FIND KELLY IN THESE BIG TREE PHOTOS
It was 10 a.m. when we left the Empire Ranch and spent the next 45 minutes checking out a couple Jeep roads either of which really led anywhere before petering out after a couple miles in the wandering grasslands. We were back at the rig before 11 and spent the rest of the day in relax mode.
Weather’s getting a little wonky out here in the grasslands with storm clouds and wind gusts moving in. Calling for rain Tuesday but not sure when it’s coming but it just might not find us here anyway…….
So happy to have Open Live Writer working again. Sure makes things easier and far less frustrating for me not having to use the Blogger format. It comes in handy for a back-up and if it hadn’t been for Blogger I would have been dead in the water with my blog. I can now finally publish my February 10th post and I will do that Tuesday in the early afternoon between tonight’s post and tomorrow night’s post. Well that’s the plan anyway. That post deals with Temecula California and the Escapee Jojoba Hills Park.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( One day in philosophy class they spent a great deal of time debating whether the glass was half full or half empty. After the class, one student was feeling pretty good about himself and what he was learning at university, so when he went home he tried to continue the discussion with his family.
With maximum drama, he took a 12 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured in 6 ounces of water. Then took it into the dining room and placed it in the middle of the table. He proudly asked his family, "can anyone tell me whether this glass is half full or half empty?"
Without missing a beat, his grandmother replied, "Depends if you're drinking or pouring."
HUSBAND: When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?
WIFE: I clean the toilet.
HUSBAND: How does that help?
WIFE: I use your toothbrush.
John Smith lived in Staten Island, New York and worked in Manhattan. He had to take the ferryboat home every night. One evening, he got down to the ferry and found there was a wait for the next boat, so John decided to stop at a nearby tavern. Before long he was feeling no pain. When he got back to the ferry slip, the ferryboat was just eight feet from the dock. Smith, afraid of missing this one and being late for dinner, took a running leap and landed right on the deck of the boat. "How did you like that jump, buddy?" said a proud John to a deck hand.
"It was great," said the sailor. "But why didn't you wait? We were just pulling in!"
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A few years ago they had an event at Empire Ranch to try to raise some money. Some of the rooms had some furniture and old pictures of the family. I have some of the same pictures of the house. It was also still a working ranch at the time. Maybe it didn't go so well.ReplyDelete
I love exploring old ranch and pioneer homes of the western states. Those folks had to be strong and determined to survive. Amazing stories of fortitude and disruptive lives in a tough environment. Thanks for the photo journey Al.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the great photos, we might just check it out in a week or so we we get closer to that area.ReplyDelete
Great to be able to wander a place like that. Internesting photos too.ReplyDelete
While it rains today I guess I am going to have to find Live Writer on Google and see what all the excitement is about. Im sure they have a version to Mac's that I can download and play around with. I already use Google Photos to back up my whole photo collection so I am familiar with working with that.ReplyDelete
You say if it wasn't for Blogger you would have lost your blog when Live Writer was not working ... that makes me wonder why use it. I consider myself pretty computer literate so I should be able to figure it out and it will give me something to do while it storms, as long as my power is not knocked out.
Whoooeee! Glad I could help. It really is 1000 times easier wirh OLW than blogger. How perfect to have the ranch all to yourselves for two hours and no one chattering around ruining the atmosphere. Wonderful pictures! I got my old post up too finally. Hope your jojoba post will give us an update on Judy and Emma.ReplyDelete
Glad LW is working for you again Al--I am still tweaking the WordPress blog--can't seem to get the date to post with the blog post but I will eventually press enough buttons to get there!ReplyDelete
Glad your problem is finally resolved. Nice that you had the ranch all to yourselves and great photos of the ranch. Kind of sad that they had to just leave it.ReplyDelete
It rained here all day on Tuesday, so we didn't miss it up here in the Quartzsite area. Least it wasn't too cold.
Beautiful photos of the ranch! I would LOVE to visit it someday!ReplyDelete
Love this ranch! We will have to make a trip down to check it out since we are so close here in Tucson!! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful photo of Pheebs and Kelly at the end:)ReplyDelete
welcome back to the land of OLWReplyDelete
Has to feel good to have the blogging problem solved. The ranch really offers a strep back in time, especially without anyone else there. Adding to my list. Nice to see the sun return this afternoon just in time for me to head to Valley of Fire. Still trying to stay warm.ReplyDelete