This and That
Ordinarily I'd start writing about the weather, but I'm tired of this weather. We had record local flooding in near by towns, I lost my electricity for 3 hours on Monday night (thank goodness it was only 3 hours!) and now it's raining, again after 48 hours of sunshine. From now until mid-September, I find myself in an anti-summer state of mind.
I started a new book, Sing Unburied Sing, and the first chapter captured my attention and I'm immersed. The content is hard to read at times but so worth the read. I know many of you have read this book. I finished Pachinko, which was a fabulous multigenerational novel. I highly recommend adding the book to your reading list. I learned a lot about Japan and Korea and realize my knowledge of world history is lacking.
I wrote a to-do list for my husband and placed it near his papers. He's been doing the tasks and crossing them off. I might have write more lists like that. All of the tasks have been outside maintenance chores that have been neglected during the summer because of his work. I'm thrilled to see a power-washed front walk amongst other things.
I keep wanting to update you on my monthly (instead of yearly) maintenance of managing my photos. At the beginning of each month, I back up my computer to a hard drive. I back up all my photos on a flash drive. I also upload photos in albums on my Flickr account. I found a system that works for me and I remember to do this easily when the first of each month appears.
I disliked when the new year started and I was faced with a multitude of photos to organize and save in various locations from the previous year. The more digital life I lead, the more I want these photos to be in more than one place and soften the chore by doing it monthy.
How do you save and back up your photos?
Now that I am once again experiencing a healthy back, my knitting has been coming along swimmingly. I am diligent at taking breaks and not overdoing it with the marathon sitting and knitting. How sad that something I love to do can be so debilitating if done too much. But isn't that true about anything super fun?
I've got many family members arriving today for a weekend visit. My lists are quite long at what I need to do. Grocery shopping and last minute cleaning. Their arrival times are staggered throughout the day. Maybe the rain will stop so people can swim in the pool.
This summer top is seriously within two rows of the armhole directions. (yay!)
Where ever you are I hope the sun is shining and you're having a beautiful day!