Thursday, December 29, 2022

First Photo


Just trying it out - the first photo on my new phone.

My iphone 6s has been a good pal for a long time.  Recently, though, battery time has been slowing and slowing until finally a full charge lasted an hour.  Basically, I had to keep it charging all the time.

I had to wait awhile for the 14 Pro, but it did arrive sooner than expected.  I've spent lots of patient time the past day or so setting it up and trying out the new basics.

I'm a little amazed that there is a whole how-to book that can be ordered - I'll may end up getting that.  I know there are lots of new features just lurking behind the scenes. 

Anyway, be happy for me, and admire my creative mess. 

Monday, December 26, 2022

Looking Back

A look back today, to when Aaron was 2 and Aunt Sarah gifted him a Strider bike for Christmas.

A Strider is a regular bike with no pedals.  The seat is height-adjustable.  The child starts out slowly, sitting on the seat and flat-footing along.  Soon after, they step a little more quickly, then learn to lift their feet, one at a time.

And then one day, they can fly on that Strider.  For Aaron there were memorable rides down campbround roads, rides down hills, and one day a neighborhood escape from home.  A policeman came to check on the home and give him a stern lecture about riding away.  Or at least, as stern as it gets to a three-year-old.

When it's time to graduate to a pedal bike, the child already knows balance and quickly learns to pedal.  Aaron asked that the training wheels be taken off the first day because, you know, they just got in the way.

These days the Strider lives in my basement because no one can quite part with it.  The tires are shot.  It's been riden many miles.

Way up there with best Christmas gifts.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas Everyone


Picture from last Christmas, when my grand daughter was quarantined to her room with Covid and there was no family celebration.  A gift and food exchange in the driveway with Nora waving from her bedroom above.

This year I am grateful for good health for all of us.

For safe travels for my family, the few adventures ended well.

For the family celebration later today, rescheduled from last night when the roads were icy.

For my neighbor who picked up my Graeter's bakery and ice cream order.  For my daughter who shoveled my steps and sidewalks.

For warm temperatures on their way.

Merry Christmas, everyone..