Monday, March 13, 2017

Technical difficulties! and a few updates

One of my birthday gifts this year was a new iPad Pro, which I badly needed as my old, very old, iPad 2 was getting clunkier and clunkier. However, as seems to be the case with technology and devices, sometimes when you upgrade things aren't all Good.

The one thing my old iPad did perfectly was allow me to blog with easy access to my photos.

For whatever reason, I haven't yet figured out how to get this fancy, fast, new iPad Pro to do that simple task. Sigh. No photos until I can sort this mess out.

Meanwhile, we are about halfway through the barn roof and new shelter construction. We had snow this weekend (very pretty, melted quickly) and the herd got to test out the new shelter. About 1/3 of the new metal roof is installed so I've been able to see how great it's going to look. Now we have the issue of gutters to deal with, as we learned on Sunday that snow slides off metal roofs quite differently than on shingles! We had a minor spook fest once the snow started melting.

We also decided to hold off on the weathervane as our contractor said with our history of lightning strikes behind the back field he would like us to do some research before we put something tall and metal on our barn roof. Any experience out there about this issue?

Tonight I'm taking my certified beekeeper written test. One more step toward the bees!

And Bear Corgi finished up his Basic Obedience class and got his certificate of completion. He is doing so well and in a couple of weeks we begin Canine Good Citizen class.

That's about it. Daughter's spring break just ended, son is narrowing his graduate school decision. I'm happy for both of them, and so very proud.

Let me get cracking on this photo issue so I can get back to posting with pictures very soon!


Grey Horse Matters said...

I also got a new iPad for Christmas. And there were things I couldn't figure out either. If you contact apple they might be able to help you. How about installing a lightening rod on the roof too? That might help. Congratulations to your pup for completing his training. Good luck with your test I'm sure you'll buzz right through it!

billie said...

I ended up contacting my personal technical support guy. Dear husband! Who showed me how to make it work! :)

Re: lightning rod - I have heard some people say they attract lightning. Need to do more research and figure it out.

Thanks re: Bear's class and also the good luck for the test. It went well as far as I know - don't have the score yet but waiting to see. Ordered my bees today!

Grey Horse Matters said...

It's nice to have a techie in the family my support guy is my son who's an IT guy. Good luck with your bees!

billie said...

Yes! Love that your support guy is your son. :)