Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Technical Update – & – Tooling Around Town 2

Well, it's time to let go my stubborn hold onto Microsoft Windows 7 as the company no longer provides security updates. My husband, the dear, offered to upgrade my laptop as soon as I save off all documents, Internet bookmarks, etc.

I’m delighted to report that his machine, loaded with Windows 10, accessed my iPod Touch without delay. That convenience will be nice. (fingers crossed) I just need to do my part.

Procrastination aside, on the way home from a recent errand I decided to drive around the neighborhood. A few blocks from our street exist some of the ugliest houses I have ever seen. Pulling over to sneak a few photos made me think of Pam, especially when I saw the following mailbox. ~grin~ Sad to say, the grubby thing matches sad surrounding duplexes.

Sorry my focus is worse than I realized. The dreary weather doesn't help.
The westward valley beyond these homely dwellings is quite scenic, prettier than overgrown scrub bordering our property. It's what first drew me to that block years ago and I am a bit envious. The street lacks a view of the river, though, and our brick ranch is no Frankenstein Monster style eyesore. I'm so tempted to go back with my camera and take more images because this isn't one of the ugliest.

Yikes!

Do you suppose those rooftop dividers are rain gutters? But why must they stand so prominent?

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15 comments:

  1. O Lawd, save us from ugly houses! And I have no idea what those things on the roof are, other than maybe some sort of ridge vent, but I don't think they are being used correctly. Ugly as sin!

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    1. You have such useful information to share. Thank you!

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  2. Yikes. That is ugly.

    Way to go on Windows 10. The updates take longer, but I work 10 just fine.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. Big hug. ♥

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    1. Thanks! My hubby has a way of making 10 look like 7, even. Be well!

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  3. Those don't look half bad to me. I suppose that means that the houses around here you'd totally hate.

    Why did you hold on to Windows 7 so long? I'm not terribly enamored of Windows 10, but it does the job.

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    1. I'm just stubborn. :) That was not one of the ugliest houses. I need to capture more images. Take care!

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  4. Those things on the roof may be air vents. Usually they aren't as obvious and are right on the peak, but - whatever.

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  5. Yep...not sure about the dividers. I would love to see more pics of the ugly homes. I love blogging about things that I see and wonder about. And I love that you found that cool mailbox!!! Thanks for the shout out about them. HAHA....I have noticed lately that I have not been pulling out my camera to shoot a lot of off the wall things. Course I have not been out and about as much. Sort of stayed close to home during the holidays. But I have been feeling the itch to grab the camera and head out to some cool old run down neglected houses....

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  6. by the way...I have missed you blogging.

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    1. Thanks for all the kind words! Be well, my dear.

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  7. Dad's a computer idiot, so we're gonna stay away from commenting on that, but he does say- there surely are some hideous homes around us as well. Unfortunately, it's more due to upkeep than anything. He and mom have been house-hunting around the city, and the only ones within their range are dilapidated horror shows that need to be torn down and replaced. Dad says he's about ready to toss the socks and shoes, cut his jeans and move right down to the beach permanently.

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    1. I doubt he's an idiot. ~grin~ And I'm with him on living on the beach! I like to imagine a shack to call my own overlooking the Atlantic. :)

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  8. O yes, they look a bit odd, to say the least.
    Even if they were rain gutters, it could have been better designed!
    By the way, it is always good to move to the latest version of software, as early as possible.

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