Monday, April 14, 2014

Smile 14/100 Remote

Okay, this probably doesn't seem like something to get happy about...but since we have been back in our house here, we have not had a garage door opener remote and that makes unloading our truck a pain in the butt at times.

It seems that the AC was added to the house later down the road and so they put the bulkhead for the ductwork across the top of the garage ceiling. When the garage door opener was added even later, they put it in the bulkhead butted up against the duct work...which makes access to the back of the opener motor nearly impossible.

So even though I had purchased the opener ages ago, the hassle that I knew it was going to be kept me from wanting to even tackle it. Well this weekend, taking this item off the To Do list was a priority...and it was a hassle since once I opened up the drywall a bit more, it was obvious that reaching between the two was going to be almost impossible.

Sitting at the very top of the painting ladder and wedging my hand down the back of the moter from the top, I was finally able to feel the reset button and after erasing the codes, and then hooking up a light so we could tell if the programing was working, we were able to get the new opener remote programmed to work. When that door lowered after pushing the button, I almost jumped off the ladder, I was so excited...

I took this picture in our truck with my Fuji Finepix f50, with no flash but macro turned on. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light, and then added a fuzzy border.
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Five Years Ago on In My Words...Happy Endings

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Smile 13/100 Lilacs

We have two lilac bushes on the side of the yard...unfortunately for them, they don't get quite as much sun as they probably would like, but they still bloom pretty well.

This weekend when we were doing some work on the fence on that side of the house, we had to actually tie the bushes back temporarily to get them out of our way. Near the end of the day, I remembered that I hadn't untied them, so I took some clippers out and after I took off the tie, I cut some branches to bring into the house.

The smell in the house has been fabulous ever since. When I was a kid, there were lilacs along one side of the house my parents were renting and even though lilacs bloom in spring, for some reason, I always associate the smell with summer.

I took this picture in our dining room with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and to add a fuzzy border.
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Eight Years Ago on In My Words...Perfume Creme Updated

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Smile 12/100 Texture

So this beauty is from the Japanese Maple that I posted about a few days ago...I just couldn't pass up the soft delicate leaves or the many shades of color inside of it. So I grabbed the camera so I could get a few macros taken of it before the leaves take on their summer look.

I need to trim a few of the branches so they aren't touching the rock wall or the little Japanese lantern we have near it, but other than that, I just love the glory of it...so pretty.

I took this picture in the afternoon in our front yard with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash but macro enabled. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then to add the fuzzy border.
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Two Years Ago on In My Words...Two Favorite Things

Friday, April 11, 2014

Smile 11/100 Bib

This is my bib for the 5K that I am doing tomorrow. I picked up my race packet this afternoon. I am looking forward to the run even though I am not in that great of shape and I know I won't get the best time on it....it will be fun anyhow.

One of my cousins is running it too but she is a fast runner so I am sure we will not see each other except at the end...LOL. This is my first IRL race for the year and my second overall 5K since I did a virtual this winter.

This year, we got short sleeve tan shirts instead of the long sleeve ones from last year. I won't wear the new shirt until after the race (my own juju) but I think I am going to wear last years since it is warmer and the race is at 7am and will be chilly.

I took this picture in our dining room with no flash but macro enabled with my Fuji Finepix f50. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
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Last Year on In My Words...IRL Run

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Smile 10/100 Night Light

So this little lantern came in handy last night. There was a car accident in town that involved an electric pole so our corner of the city was knocked out of power for about 6 hours.

It occurred late enough that it didn't affect us as bad as it could have, but it was still nice to find this lantern in the cabinet with fuel and a wick already in it. Definitely made me smile.

Lately, I have been avoiding big candles...we have a ton of those wax smellies to use up so I have been focusing on tea lights...but then when the power goes out, tea lights aren't necessarily the best option.

We have flashlights but why use up all the batteries when this little lantern available?

I took this picture in the middle of a blackout with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash but the macro turned on. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
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Eight Years Ago on In My Words...Camping and Fishing

Maru Gets Me Every Time

I love this kitty...and now with his year old friend Hana, it just gets better.


These two are hilarious. It is so obvious that Hana doesn't get the box thing the same way Maru does, and he seems so content with just his face peeking through...

It looks like from these newer videos that Maru and his family live in a new home and everyone seems to be adapting well.
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 One of my first posts about Maru...Maru And The Very Small Box

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Smile 9/100 Japanese Maple

This is the third house we have had, that had a Japanese Maple in the yard...it is weird that it happens that way.

The first one we had wasn't as small as this one but I really like the shape and location of this one. We put in a little Japanese lantern almost as soon as we took the house over from the rental company. I can't wait to get our shisa dogs and put them out on the porch.

This little guy just got all its leaves on and they are just such a great color that I couldn't pass up getting a shot of it.

I took this picture in the evening in our front yard. I used my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited the image in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and to add the fuzzy border.
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Seven Years Ago on In My Words...New Eggs To Watch

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Smile 8/100 Nursery

Made the rounds today with my aunt seeing what is out there, ready to be planted.

This one nursery we go to is huge and they supply some of the local plant stores. I just couldn't pass up this photo opportunity with all this color in perfect rows.

We also hit a DIY, the gas station, the bank, a restaurant for lunch, another nursery, and found out another favorite nursery is closing for retirement...lots done, felt great, but sad to see the one nursery go.

I took this picture in the middle of the day at the nursery...great light. I used my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash but macro enabled. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then to add the fuzzy border.
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Nine Years Ago on In My Words...Roses, Roses For Sale