Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tues. A Winnie the Pooh, blustery day.



Yesterday was a bright and sunny day though very cold with a wind. I took a few pictures of some Evening Grosbeaks that had arrived but all were worthless except these two. A bit blurry, but I'm going to blame it on my frozen hands. lol. So today we get up and decide to go to Gander, an hours drive away. I needed to get a birthday present for a friend and also wanted to check out CD Burners. Mainly so I could take off some of my pictures to send my parents so they could view them on their TV. Not having a clue about these things and knowing my brother does this, I phoned my dad and asked him if the disks my brother sends him are CDs or DVDs, as I needed to know what kind of burner I should get. He got all in a state saying they were DVDs as you could only put music on CDs. I had absolutely no luck in trying to explain to him that you could also put pictures on CDs. As he was getting very agitated, and I was worried about his blood pressure, I said ok, thanks for the help, goodbye. Hmmm! The best thing to do was to call my brother in the states. He says to get a CD burner and said there may be one already in your computer, have a look. Well, I said there's a drawer that comes out! Being the jokester he is, he says what have you got one of those computers that you have to wind up to get started. lol, we eventually got it all sorted out, hence the trip today.

It was a beautiful morning and the sun was just coming up as we reached the highway. I only wish I had taken the camera as the sky had such lovely colours in it. We go in one of the big department stores and when we were going through the check out, Rogers says, oh, oh, there's a blizzard going on outside. And there was! Had to go to a few more shops then we started out for home. The highway was getting a bit slippery and snow was blowing all over the road. Problem is you always have to keep checking the side of the road to keep an eye out for moose. They can jump up from the ditch and end up right in front of the car. Consequently, goodbye car and more than likely moose and yourself. They are such huge creatures. It was a bit stressful to say the least. We finally arrived back home safe and sound.

Haven't taken the CD burner out of the bag yet. Don't know what to do with it really....sigh....guess I will have to find someone who can put it in the machine.

7 comments:

Ocean and Forest Walks said...

Really love the bird feeder - lots of fun pictures in here. I will lurk around in here and look at all your posts now. Really like what I see, feel right at home here,hope you don't mind I am moving in here!!!

nicola said...

oc i have burnt to disc before, next time you are on i can try and help you, but you also need software too, am sure we could find some free stuff on the web though, also pete would be able to help too...so no sighs!!

you anrt on your own ya know!

oldcrow61 said...

Happy to see you here "Ocean and forest walks". You can move in and lurk around all you want, lol.

oldcrow61 said...

Aw Nic, you guys are just great. I know you will help. I have a friend who says he can put the burner in the machine and show me how it works so will try that. Don't worry, if I need help I'll yell.

Jan said...

Burning photos to cd is easy peasy. I learned the hard way when my first pc packed up. All you have to do is right click on the photo you want to put on the disc (having first put a blank disc in the drive of course...) and you will get a list of things you want to do with it, you just click on "Send to" and it will show cd/drive D (or whatever it happens to be on your pc, could say E or F) you just then click and it sends it instantly. I'm sure you will do just fine. :)

Jan said...

I forgot to say about the photos! The birds nearest the camera in the second one down? They look so much like our male chaffinches, are these male or female?

oldcrow61 said...

Jan, you make it sound easy. Hope so. The birds...the bright yellow ones are the males and the plain ones are the females. Yes, I agree, they do look a lot like your Chaffinches.