Friday Meanderings

I’m in North Dakota. Hanging with 3 grandkids. I’ve been here in April before. One day it was 70. The next day it snowed.

Happy to report that the weather has been absolutely…..okay.

I’m watching the kids while their parents are on vacation. All three go to school/daycare during the day. I was planning to spend the days working on changing up my websites. But when I packed my laptop, camera, and lenses in the travel backpack the night before I headed out, my body said, I just don’t think I can drag that through the airports this time. My brain agreed. “You crazy you carry that thing.”

I need to say that my “laptop” is not a wee notebook. And it doesn’t actually fit on my lap. I bought it about 5 years ago so I could use it for graphic design.  Lots of memory, fast cpu, big screen.  And it was great—then. Now I don’t travel as much so I have a desktop that does all those jobs. I’ve been debating on getting a small notebook for the occasional trip but do I really need one? I have an iPad Pro that I sure don’t use to it’s full potential.

And then there’s the big camera and lenses. Yes. I use it. A lot. But my iPad and my iPhone have great cameras in them.

So I stuck my iPad in my tote and said, learn to use the sucker. No camera. No photoshop. No mouse. No keyboard.

And how did that work out? I’ve already ordered a keyboard which should be waiting for me when I get home!  I downloaded several Adobe apps which I’m struggling with—just not the same as photoshop and illustrator. The website updates will have to wait until I get home. But overall, I’m happy that I didn’t have that big backpack walking from one end of the Denver airport to the other and then back again nor having to shove it into an overhead on the little express jet.

I did miss my Canon EOS DSLR—especially the zoom lens. There is quite often wildlife in the backyard and that zoom would have come in handy. I might figure out how to fit the photo equipment into my tote next time. I did take a lot of snaps with the iPad and iPhone but then couldn’t get them sized to fit into this blog. So snaps will be put up next week after I get back to my desktop.

Have a beautiful weekend!



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