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.