On our new (2nd hand) picnic table :)
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
It had to be an off-contract, unlocked phone, so we looked at the new Motorola Moto E, the new Moto G, but in the end we decided that the best fit and value for him would be the previous Moto G LTE. The new E has 4G LTE but is a bit basic with cameras and stuff (especially the "selfie" cam that he uses for video chats), and the new G is very nice but does not come with LTE (faster internet over the phone network), so the 1st gen Moto G, but the LTE version (that also includes an SD card slot) was what we decided on. Speedy processor, nice screen but not too big, good camera, SD slot, and fast interweb... Amazon had it for a good price and it arrived today.
It's very nice and does everything we expected it to do, gorgeous screen, responsive and fast etc. etc., but the most impressive thing that I wan't expecting is the Motorola Migrate app that came with it. Being an Android phone it automatically takes all your Google account stuff, contacts, emails, apps etc. as soon as you sign in on the new phone, but Migrate is a special app that you open on the new phone, download, install and open on the old phone, and it basically sets up an ad-hoc wifi connection between the two phones and transfers all the rest of your stuff- your call logs, all your texts, your music, pictures etc. etc. About 10 minutes later and it's done- there are a few things that it doesn't get, but 95% of everything has successfully transferred across :)
Very impressive... gold star Motorola!
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
At the movies in White Plains with my clan for the special 40th anniversary screening of Jaws :)
This movie has a special place in the hearts of our little family- if any of us are channel-surfing and comes upon it, everyone has to stop what they're doing and watch it from wherever we happen to come upon it to the end :)
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
After the usual church fun in the morning it was off to Westport for Natalie Chapman's 3rd birthday party (FaceBook album here), then back to Rye for Tami Burks Farewell Potluck at the Mayos (FaceBook album here), and then to Kathie's for Matt's 29th birthday party (FaceBook album here, or click on the picture below), and then finally home to watch the finale of Game of Thrones :)
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The garage found there was no circulation of coolant and they had to dismantle most of the front of the engine to get at the cooling system. They flushed eveything out and cleaned and checked all the hoses and then found that the water pump was not pumping with enough pressure, so they decided to replace it, and to be safe the housing around it as well. We had had a couple of updates during the day and were dreading the final cost as we knew how much they'd had to do, but were thrilled to find it was only $400 (ouch! but much less than we were expecting) even after all the work they put in.
I decided to keep the dog on short leash walks for a few days in the hopes that this would not turn into a big deal- and we've just got back from the second, slightly longer one of the day and she's walking almost normally. We'll stick to at least one more day of leash walks, but she seems to be on the mend.
And when we picked up Crisp he was tired and hungry (he isn't sure how meal breaks work yet), but he'd had a good time and seems to have a nice bunch of people to work with. He's going back for the same shift again tomorrow and is looking forward to it.
So, after an odd day it turns out I was really worrying about nothing :)
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
We also took quite a lot of pictures of each other :)
|Crisp with camera|
|Crisp and Bret|
|I see you|
|You see me|
|Me by Crisp|
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Crisp and sharp and as it should be, so the couple of hours I spent calibrating everything yesterday was well spent!
|My usual favourite model|
|Dappled sunshine on the leaf canopy|
|Narrow depth of field- with the focus where I want it|
|More focus testing|
|...this camera does these very well|
|She looks like some bizarre bird in this one|
|Cooling off in the stream|
|...chasing her tennis ball...|
|...there it is...|
|...got it :)|