I was pumped up and ready to lead an outstanding refuge tour this morning, but nobody showed up. Aw, shucks! I hate it when that happens. I took myself on the tour anyway, in hopes of spotting a wolf along the back road, but that didn’t happen either. Oh well, maybe another day. That finished up my work week, so I headed back to the rig.
This afternoon, I sat outside taking some pictures of the hummingbird war that is developing over the one feeder I have left. I had a second oriole feeder that the hummers were using, but the other night some raccoons totally destroyed it.
I wanted some pictures so I could try out the suggestion that Rick made on uploading pictures to Picasa when you have Windows 8. He knew I was feeling frustrated with the convoluted process I have been using. I followed his instructions to a ‘T’.
However, it didn’t work. When he clicks on change PC settings, he gets a different screen than I do. I couldn’t find the “Autoplay defaults” anywhere. I then went to Google+ to see if I could start a “hangout” session with him, but he wasn’t available. I’m sure he and Paulette were out walking the mutzoes somewhere.
Just two minutes ago, as I was composing this post, I had a brain cramp and went back to read his post once again. Somehow, a light bulb went off, and maybe, just maybe I’ve figured out the Autoplay thing. I’ll have to take some more pictures tomorrow to see if I’ve really solved the problem. I sure hope so.
I have the next three days off, and I’m just not sure what to do with them. While I was down in Rochester last week, I had my son Andy take my bike, which has been residing in his garage for the last three years, to a bike shop to be reconditioned.
I was sick all that weekend, but the kids came through for me and picked up the bike, and also had a carrier installed on the back of my car so I can transport it with me. I took it out for a very very short ride this evening. Oh my. I could immediately feel what muscles I haven’t used in my right leg since the hip replacement. I’m thinking if I do some practice riding this weekend, I’ll help myself get past the plateau I seem to have reached with that hip. There’s another refuge about an hour away from here that I’d like to visit, but the only trails are for bikes. If I can slowly build up the strength in my right leg, I’m hoping to ride those trails before I leave here. Tonight’s little excursion let me know I’m not ready for that just yet.
I’ve been a little down on myself about the hip, but I think this will help me get out of the dumps. I guess it’s time to get into a senior training mode.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy