Happy Sunday. Sipping coffee here and hoping for an ultra productive day. The plans? Finish laundry, clean up the kitchen and try to stay on top of that since the dishwasher broke. Will be packing the bags for next week’s work week, replenishing things to eat for the week, the vitamins, drinks for the fridge. Vacuuming and getting the house in shape – it’s not too bad but could use some love.
Yesterday was able to get a few things accomplished despite the Pandemic obstacles, and some things were not accomplished due to the Pandemic.
First of all we took the the babies for their trims at 8 a.m. Then we were on to Kroger for a few things and dropped those few things off at the house. Then we went to Lowe’s to rent the carpet cleaner. But NO. Lowe’s are not renting out the carpet cleaners during COVID. Great. So empty handed we went back home. We have a carpet cleaner but with pets, they just don’t work as well. Often when we use the thing the carpets look worse to tell the truth. It’s not a big huge issue as we’ll get it professionally cleaned. And often they run deals and I’ve seen ads they are doing it during the Pandemic. So we’ll watch for an ad, or coupon in our neighborhood booklet, or Groupon or something. Was disappointed but we’ll get it done after Texas I guess.
So I came home and washed the MANY dishes that were in the dishwasher (dirty) with the dishwasher not working now and the ones in the sink and counter. Starting to get truly backed up. I was at it for over an hour. I didn’t mind. I really never minded actually washing the dishes. I always hated drying them though. It was my job to dry dishes and put them up and to vacuum growing up, so I kinda hate doing that now. LOL. But I love washing them. Don’t tell George or he won’t get the dishwasher fixed. HA! Truth be known he ends up doing the dishes as he is in the kitchen already. I try to pitch in with kitchen help on the weekends or even during the week if it’s needed. Mostly I do our laundry, keep up with household supplies and inventory, do our ordering, and keep the house clean – or NOT. I used to be one of those wanting it all perfect but got tired of keeping it all that way! It was all I was spending my spare time doing. George taught me to play and relax at life! I bet he wish I hadn’t b/c I took him up on the offer to go have fun and dove into blogging, reading, graphics, gaming, vlogging. And lately I think I’ve become a professional shopper. I have shopping time every weekend! 😉 I try to be reasonable with it, and practical, and cost effective. I’m convinced Amazon is building the distribution here due to me!
I spent a lot of time, I repeat, a lot of time getting the Canon software, and getting the new camera to talk to my Mac. The actual “doing” of it was not so hard. It was finding out what to do. It went something like this.
The instructions with the camera sent you on line to the Canon website for WiFi connection. I entered that and found a lot of videos – all informative but none explaining this – well it could have been deep into one of the videos and I just missed it. Who has time to watch an entire video series to just get the pics from your phone to your computer? So I looked up in the manual. It sent me to my camera settings. I was looking in the viewfinder and was pulling my hair out – it was so little. Later I figured out the same screen viewing is in the larger touch screen panel, if you pull that out and open it, lol. That made things easier. I still didn’t know at that point what software to download to make it pair. So I ended up googling for help. Someone had recorded a YouTube on the exact thing. I was able to follow along pausing it at each step. The first time it didn’t work. The second time it didn’t work. There was like two parts to the download. It was weird. I still don’t know what happened. The second part of the download never triggered until I did it the 3rd time. The charm doesn’t show up til then I’ve heard. So camera settings adjusted for wifi ready – software on the Mac and then BAM – it paired. And photos were on my Mac!
First Pics with the Canon EOS M50
Here’s some of my first pics taken at Mom’s. This is the statue from the Garden of Good and Evil. The rest are little things sitting around Mom’s porch.
I think I really like what it does! The manual settings are great, but it’s fun to play with the other settings too.
Here’s a pic indoors at Moms.
So yesterday…. We picked up the dogs from the groomers and came back and I worked on the next video. I have enough to do one. So I am hoping to get it finished and uploaded before we go to Texas.
So the lighting could have been better on the bottom one. I can fix that with other software, but I’m happy with the quality of the pictures. I know I will enjoy this camera. The camera itself will lead me to some awesome experiences. It’s going to Texas first of all. Texas and Time. We’ll have time to go explore – even if it’s just on the ranch! Or pics of the Little Texas towns. Park and take pics! I’m in! Can’t wait. And we will have a Gender Reveal party to capture! 😉
I’m going to miss my Mac – when traveling is the only time I will miss having a laptop. I have the windows laptop. My guess is that I will take it for easy access to blog. Why not. It still works. I will wait to transfer pics from the Canon over though. I guess. I guess I need more memory cards? I might ought to order more today. I’m not sure how much they hold. So much to learn. I don’t want to be out of room for pics at the Gender reveal, lol.
So backing up a bit – here is THE VERY FIRST pic. I wasn’t really focusing or trying to take a perfect pic – I just pointed and hit the button pretty much straight out of the box, lol. Not bad really. I had video’d opening up the box and shot a pic of myself – kinda by accident.
Well I need to get George’s birthday gifts wrapped today. I’m giving it to him before we go to Texas. He’ll open them next weekend. But I want him to stare at the gifts for a week, lol! We are having a special meal next Saturday night here just he and I. We’ll celebrate in Texas and then also with my SIL and BIL when we get back from Texas at some point.
We’ve been trying to lay low with little contact or outings before our trip – however, we decided to have dinner here at the house with my SIL and BIL tonight, on a whim decision. I mean really all you can do is pray thru this thing. It is hard to just never see people. So hopefully all will be ok and none of us have anything. Don’t want to take anything to our pregnant Mom’s and the babies.
So I should get off here and get on with my day. Much to do in the house and to prep for the week ahead. I’m pleased though with the progress this weekend. The past couple of weeks, I’ve taken a break from working on videoing – just enjoying sunsets, talking to George over a cocktail, watching movies together, playing with doggies, and keeping up with all the little details and needs of daily life. The week and a half ahead requires a bit of a push. As now I will need to both be creative, prep packing, working (extra), and trying to get this video done. You actually have to live life in order to be able to record living it too ha!
You know what? I actually heard a fun song from the past called Bertha Butt Boogie – just made me laugh in the car the other day. I just downloaded it on iTunes recently b/c anything that makes you laugh needs to be had! It just came on right now as I type this. I hope to play it as we go down the interstate and see what George’s reaction is, lol. I have no idea what all it says, I hope it’s not a bad song. I just like the chorus. lol
OK off to go get things done!