Are the old folks looking a little worse for wear? Are their smiles fading along with their puka shells and bell-bottoms? I really like doing family photo restorations. Instead of just helping a company sell more widgets (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I get to see how it impacts people to have precious mementos of loved ones restored. The challenge is good for the brain, and the result is good for the heart.
Now this next one was a real challenge. Okay, they are all challenges, but this one was a REAL CHALLENGE!
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Grab some paints and a canvas, a glass of wine or a soft drink, crank up the music, and you will have some idea of what when down at Pinot’s Palette at 100 W. Higgins Road in South Barrington last weekend. There was crazy-infectious energy and laughter on both nights of the soft opening as I documented the fun. This is a great location, too–right by the movie theatre and surrounded by all sorts of dinner options. Stop in for some fun with your besties and tell them I said hi!
(And can I just say it was cool to see so many people interacting with other humans with their heads UP and not constantly peering slack-jawed at their cell phones?)
When my 21″ iMac went belly-up and I had to get a new computer in a hurry (hello, super-speedy 15″MacBook Pro!), the backup migration from my external HD went pretty well. BUT…and it’s a big but…I had turned Time Machine OFF while Ol’ Mac was in the last stages of dying because I needed to finish a project and the Time Machine backup (which is not frequency or time customizable*) was slowing things down waaaaay too much. Well, the unimaginable happened. I forgot to turn it back on, and when I returned a few days later, the hard drive in the iMac had followed the Light. Dead. Dead as a doornail.
Once I got the new unit, like I said, transfer went well. I did it myself and saved the $99. But that last work I did of course wasn’t there. Thank you, Backblaze! I was able to find the Lightroom and Photoshop files I needed to load on Lil’ Mac. The Lightroom adjustments were still there. I don’t remember on which blog I first read about BB, but so glad I checked it out last March and signed up for a year. Seriously, people! $5 a month for UNLIMITED cloud backup. DO IT. Simple, easy, cheap, works, saves your butt.
You’re welcome. Tell ’em I sent ya, and we both get a month free.
*Apple Folks: please let us decide when and how often we schedule the automatic backups in Time Machine. Pretty please?
I’ve just made arrangements to do family & pooch portraits at Wright-Way’s facility in Morton Grove in November. Stay tuned for de-tails!
Made pie the other day. Started with these…
And ended up with this…
This is the America’s Test Kitchen Deep Dish Apple Pie Recipe, by the way. I didn’t trim the all-butter crust enough (‘cuz you just can’t get enough crust!), and I probably should have stuck the assembled pie back in the fridge to firm up more before baking. The fluted edge morphed into a Hello, Dali mushroom-like thing, but it is delicious nonetheless! Next time I am getting that old school device that clamps onto the table and peels and slices the apples all in one shot.