Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Knittergran's Peeps

Knittergran asked us to apologize for the delay in posting about her wonderful, warm, relaxing trip to Mexico.

Yesterday she had a class at Apple and learned how to do lots of things.  She also downloaded Mountain Lion software because the Genius at Apple showed her how much better her Mac would work with the upgrade.

Knittergran did wonderful, amazing things yesterday...at the store.

And then she came home, upgraded to Mountain Lion, and now she can't do much of anything because iCloud seems to have left the building and because Mountain Lion put all 4700+ photos into ONE  #$%^&*%^ event.  She has to figure out how to sort this all out, and even when she does, all of the original event titles are GONE GONE GONE.

Sorry for the shouting but Knittergran has been doing a lot of shouting and now we are a bit deaf and so we tend, we think, to shout a bit.

The only reason that our picture is here is that Knittergran took the photo with her camera/phone, e-mailed it to her Mac, downloaded it into the downloads.......

Oh, never mind.

AND the Mexico pictures are showing up in her slide show, which they AREN'T supposed to do, and Knittergran can't figure out how that is happening either.

She'll be back as soon as she recovers from yesterday's oh-so-unhelpful session with the #$%^&;*() Genius at Apple.

Poor, poor Knittergran.....

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hola y'all!

I have just returned from a week in Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village in the Yucatan region of Mexico.  

When I am less bleary-eyed and sleep deprived, I will post more about the village and our adventures, but for now, I will just demonstrate how well I speak Spanish.

Obey speed limits

Don't drive tired. Avoid accidents.

Use your seatbelt.

Don't deface/vandalize signs. (That seems like an invitation to do so)

Eat your vegetables?

I don't know.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Pet

My older daughter says that she had always wanted a hedgehog as a pet, so within the past year, she bought one.  It is an odd pet to have; it is nocturnal and prefers to sleep all day.  He (she?) runs on a treadmill in its cage at night.  On Tuesday, before I left Austin, daughter took the hedgehog outside so that she could clean his/her cage.  She put the hedgehog on the lawn and told me that it loved being outside and would scoot around, look for bugs to eat, and maybe try to hide in some shrubs.

This is Wembley when daughter first put him/her on the lawn:

Now for other news.

This structure is a ways off behind the pasture behind my daughter's home.

It's very mysterious.  What is it?  Why is it there?  No one seems to know.  We even found it on Google maps, and there are no clues there either.

Frankly, it looks like Bin Laden's compound to me, and considering that it IS in Texas,  occasionally a home to crazies, I think someone should be investigating it.  I would volunteer but I'm a coward.  And I haven't yet found a road in to that area.  Because I haven't looked for one.  I told you I am a coward.

Now, back to the hedgehog.  This picture is of Wembley after he/she had been outside for about 20 minutes.
It's a very lively, entertaining and exciting pet.  

Friday, February 1, 2013


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