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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hi Dear Friends,

It's been quite a week. 4 doctor appointments and 1 PT appointment add up to a part time job to go with my full time job. Lots going on there after all of my tormented attempts at sleep. However, we were awarded by our friends at John Deere with complimentary tickets to the River Bandits game. The seats were great and the game was awesome. Our team won 7-3 (or was it 7-4??). It was autism awareness night at the ball park which is near to my heart, given 3 of our sons have Aspberger's--loved their special jerseys. One was auctioned for $2000 after the game. Then, to end the evening were fireworks. I didn't expect my phone to place the photos first--so you can tell it was gorgeous as well as fun. Now I see that all of the photos are sideways as well--and I don't know how to fix that. I think I've done all that I know how to do...I cannot figure out how to get rid of the duplicates because none of the photo information is duplicated--there was one that I did delete and it didn't change those two pairs towards the end. I will have to learn about loading photos from my phone onto my blog before I try again.

Today, we took Marissa shopping to buy things for her dorm room. This was not easy for me. Physically, it was awful--but it was far harder emotionally. It is her time to leave her mark on the world and it is our job to enable her success. I won't miss the chaos and noise that are part of her, but I will miss the sensibility, kindness, and creativity that are part of her. She was featured in today's paper for some of her work with the church this summer. I'll try and share a photo of that. It's anyone's guess where it will show up here.

Gentle hugs,
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  • _LINDA
    So glad you could have some fun! Its always hard figuring out new electronics. When I first came to Sparkpeople and uploaded my first photo, it was sideways. I then learned to go into the Windows viewer program and correct them all before posting. But this Canon camera does this automatically so I no longer have to do it. This little camera has been a wonderful aid in capturing the activity in my world. I am also trying videos with it now as I discovered that is the only way to get low light photos without the blurring!
    Sleep has been a struggle with me too, but a lot of it my fault, just not getting things done in a timely fashion and running a late supper and going late trying to catch up with friends on Sparks.
    Sorry you are feeling the hurt of your special girl getting ready to leave home. Its good for her to grow and find her own way though.
    I hope you have a less frantic week..
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1748 days ago
    I'm so glad that you were able to find some time for some fun mixed in with all of the medical appointments.

    I can totally relate to your feelings of Melissa leaving home. Ian left home for good on July 15 when he moved 63 miles away and it sure has been lonely without him. My days are long. I know it is the best for him though and above all else, I want him to be happy.
    1749 days ago
    If you have an iphone and you're on a pc, go to Explorer (where you view your file), double click the image to open it up in Preview, and click the Rotate button on the bottom toolbar.

    Sounds like you had a great time at the park! Great photos.
    1749 days ago
    Gorgeous nice and very nice ball park!
    1749 days ago
    I found that my pictures are side ways whenever I hold the phone sideways for wide angle pictures. I have to remind myself that the phone takes the picture by position of phone. If it is sideways the picture will be sideways also. Hope this helps. Pat
    1750 days ago
    Great pictures!

    I can't figure out how to get my Iphone pictures to load the correct direction, either. If you ever figure it out, please let me know how you did it!
    1750 days ago
    What an awesome opportunity to be at the game.
    1750 days ago
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