Sunday, September 19, 2010

Taking It Slow and Easy

‘Twas a fairly slow and easy day, but we did drive to Walmart in Big Rapids to restock the ‘fridge and the pantry.  On our way, we stopped at Sears to buy a new air compressor; our old one bit the dust while I was “topping off” the tires at the Escapade.  With the cooler weather setting in it is important to keep the tire pressure up to specs as under inflation is one of the biggest causes of tire problems.

The rain quit by noon time, however, the day remained overcast and cool which meant that we would play inside for the rest of the day.  So the television was tuned into college football while we played on our ‘puters. 

I downloaded the new Picasa 3.8 software along with Photo Story 3.  Then I created a photo story using our wedding photos.  It was a pretty rough cut but it only took me about twenty minutes to select a dozen pictures, sequence them, add motion, add music, etc.; a pretty neat program.  We want to do one with about 50 photographs, add a title page, take time to select appropriate background music (maybe even add some narration), and burn some DVDs.

While I played, Judy J. was busy doing some house work and catching up on the budget (it nice to know that we still have one after all the money we’ve been spending).  She did make some birthday cards and played on her computer for a while as well.

We made a nice dinner to eat at home for a change and continued to watch football until bed time.  I “stood” up into the wee hours of the night watching the Michigan State / Notre Dame game; State won, yay!! 

One thing about the fall in Northern Michigan, it stays lighter later in the evening, but it doesn’t get day light until seven in the morning (or later).  This means that our alarm katt (Alex) is all messed up and we end up sleeping in which leads to a later start to our day.  But, it feels nice in any event.

Well, that’s enough rambling for today.  The sun is rising and hopefully it will be warm enough to sit outside and read.  We haven’t done that in forever and look forward to doing so.  Also, Ray and Pat have some walking trails through the woods so we just might go for a little stroll later this afternoon.  Fall in Michigan, one of our favorite times of the year!   

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys have some beautiful fall weather to enjoy! And, what a great campground in the woods.