I wrote about how to avoid heat-related illness. I learned a couple of things: a fan won’t prevent heat-related illness while a cool shower will cool you down. I doused myself with the hose while I was watering my garden.
But the thing that has captured my attention since Friday is my new photo scanner. It feeds stacks of photos through the machine so it’s much faster than putting photos individually on a flatbed scanner. It also enhances the photos and makes a copy of any writing on the back.
The photo is of my mom’s family, she’s second from the right. I think the occasion was her ninth grade graduation.
Meanwhile, my blogging friends are writing about:
Taking the stage
As Carol Cassara of Carol A. Cassara Writer reaches a milestone birthday in July, she embarks on a brand new creative endeavor ... one that she considers both daring and daunting. She talks about it in her post “You're Never Too Old.”
It’s easy to get discouraged by the human race these days. So much fighting, turmoil, and hate. But there’s one place Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants, & Scribbles goes where she sees great diversity. Different breeds get along fine, no matter color, age, shape, or size. Yes, over at the dog park good manners abound – with one notable exception.
Learning from a teen
Tom Sightings from Sightings Over Sixty first knew that something was going on when he heard his son using words and phrases he'd never heard of – such as “sick” and “phat.” That led him to reminisce about some of the sayings and truisms he learned as a kid. Sightings remembers some in “As My Mother Used to Say ...” and wonders if you can offer any other words of wisdom.
Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com had an interesting Saturday. A driver who claims he was asleep took out the fence on the property she lives on, crashed into a few other cars, and finally plowed into a house across the street. In view of that, Rebecca wants to share a recipe for “Chilled Green Melon and Champagne Soup” because she really needs some bubbly right now. No one was hurt, but what a way to start a weekend.