Friday, October 13, 2017

Where in the World is Carmen, errr, Carol

Copyright 2017, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Yes, I am still around, here, there, busy, busy, busy.

We have been dealing with some icky first world problems with the house, like new frig and a new entrance door.  Now, you know how it is, nothing goes smoothly, there are always bumps in the road.  Of course, there are.

We also were busy with my mom this summer, she came for a scheduled visit, we kept very busy fixing her up with a new iPhone and iPad.  Sent her home and 10 days later, she had to evacuate for Irma.  We were sure glad she could get a plane ticket and sit out that mess up here.  Her house fared quite well, a few very minor damages, except of course for the foliage.  Oh, the FOLIAGE!!

All that said, for me, another monster time and energy suck has been a new computer.  I jumped ship, from Windows to a Mac.  What a jump it has been.  Not there yet, but, getting there.

Here it is upon delivery.  Yes, it is a desktop.  After about 20 years of laptops, I jumped ship on that too.  I am not doing near the library research I was in years past, and my iPad is a great research tool in the libraries.  So, here I am, in 2017, back to a desktop!  Can you believe it??  I barely can.

And, here it is the other day when I finally managed to get around to hooking up the printer.

One of the bugaboos has been the fact that I chose for many reasons to also install Parallels and Windows 8.1 and Legacy Genealogy Software for my family history data base.  Leave it to me to take the more difficult path.  Of course, I did.  

As many friends have said, Carol, you are fighting off Alzheimers.  Exercise that brain.  OKKKK, that is a "lemonade" way to look at all of this.

I am by no means accomplished, I am still stumbling around.  All that said, I LOVE the screen resolution.  Oh, MY!!!!!  I even managed to use "Preview" for the first time tonight to process these two photos.

And, that is how Carol spent her summer.

We hope to be able to travel again this winter.  The red of Arizona calls our names - - so, we have tentative plans, written in red red dust, very thick dust.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Those Ancestors - - They Just Keep Surprising Us.

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Seriously, you just never know what little tidbit of your ancestor's life may show up.  Or when.

Recently during a visit to Michigan, Mom brought along photos and such.  And, this!!!

Who knew??  I can tell you, I had no idea.  She believes this was around 1936?  I can tell you that badge was very well made, and preserved.  Well preserved.  

Indeed, they just keep surprising us.