One Would Think I Was Busy Or Something

But, one would be kind of, well, not wrong, but not right either.

Last Saturday was the MCARC meeting. Went well. Only six of us showed up though so no real Club decisions were made. But it went a lot better than meetings with a lot of folks too.

Then, of course, was Date Day with the love-of-my-life. We took it easy at Burger King this time. Stopped at Jo Ann’s for about an hour or so. I perused the dollar store (spent $16. On Dollar stuff). Our usual stop at Walmart and home.

Sunday was fairly normal. Laundry and my other usual chores. Mowed the back yard and the path (again!). Other than that: not much. X-Plane for awhile if I remember right.

Monday was overcast and way colder than the previous days. Sucked! Took the Dog for several walks was about all I got accomplished.

Today it finally got sunny and warm for the afternoon. Made a bank run. Gas & milk at Safeway. Two dump runs! (One for plastics and one for trash.) All the regular chores. Just chillin’ and watching the Lady Gaga half-time show. (If you haven’t seen it: it was good! I’ve watched it several times now. And I’m not particularly a Gaga fan.)

Anywho, got busy and forgot all about this. WAY past bedtime.

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Looking At New 4K Cameras

IngridSteeger01aMy present video camera is almost 10 years old, has real problems with the sound, and is just wearing out. Time to upgrade.

Got to looking at 4K video cameras on Amazon, YouTube, and other places. Then I realized: Except for doing some timelapse video’s of the Wx, I really don’t do a lot of video. I’m a “stills” kinda guy.

So, switched my focus to “regular” cameras (and if it does video also so much the better). So far I’m down to the Panasonic Lumix G7 or the Panasonic FZ1000. Both are kind of spendy for an old retired guy. But, with the places we go and things we do I really want a 4K camera.

The G7 bundle is $650. The FZ1000 bundle is $690. Watching YouTube video’s ain’t helping. Online reviews (@ are about the same. TheCameraStoreTV on YouTube has some pretty good reviews.

Think I’ll check my bank balance.

Why haven’t I looked at Canon? Had one of their Powershot cameras. About 2 weeks after the warranty expired it developed their “SD Card is unusuable” error. Canon had no plans to fix, repair, or replace. It’s been sitting on the shelf 2 years now. Will never buy anything Canon again.

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Why don’t I continue to use my phone (Droid Maxx 2)? Oh, it does okay (for a phone). But I want to take some really good shots of the places we go. Yellowstone from a phone and Yellowstone from a G7/FZ1000 can be totally different.

Hmmm. The G7 has built in timelapse. One of the things I do. The FZ1000 seems to have slo-mo. Hmmm.

Anywho, nice days yesterday and today. Warm! Got out and worked up a sweat cleaning up the side yard yesterday. Moved a bunch of cement blocks around. Gardening stuff. Returned my friends box scraper and picked up some scrap wood he wanted to get rid of. Me and the Dog went on 6-7 walks around the back 40. Was nice.

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Today is turning out to be about the same. Nice outside so I’m staying outside as much as possible. Wish I still had my digger! Instead I got out with the clipper thingies and trimmed back some of the blackberry bushes threatening to take over the yards. (They also try to grab me when I’m out mowing.)

We got to go pick SWMBO up tonight. Yay! She’s home and showered and getting her dinner. I have Tremor’s III on one monitor and thunderstorms on another. Think I might go lay down and read.

That’s kinda what I do.

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