It was a busy day Friday with plenty of work to do. I finished rebuilding a PC for a fellow who almost certainly got spyware on his system –or worse– and who should have known better. So he has a fresh OS install along with all of the latest apps and updates. We'll see how long it takes him to make the same mistakes that messed up his system before!
Tasha's cortisone is now down to dosing every third day. Still acting healthy and keeping her meals down. I'm happy.
Today (Saturday) was running around on errands and shopping in the beautiful weather. Two new bookcases ordered and due in four weeks. Once home I checked out the news on how a tiny local bookstore drew upwards of 12,000 people to their town square for their special Harry Potter activities. That's 12,000 men, women, and children! The Learned Owl Bookstore, on the square in Hudson, Ohio, embraced H.P. early-on with genuine enthusiasm that went far beyond simple sales promotion. I love that little shop.
I shot some photos of flowers in our patio area. Lily pedals lit from behind were hauntingly beautiful but I didn't think focus was as sharp as it ought to be. One of those images may yet show up here; the colors were just so vivid. The black-eyed Susans, however, presented an excellent opportunity in the late-day sun. The Fuji FinePix S7000 isn't the best all-in-one camera for action but it has a great "super-macro" and has given me excellent results.
I'm planning to go to the observatory tonight and get some practice aiming using celestial coordinates. I also want to see if a new adapter will finally allow me to attach a modern camera to the old telescope. If it works, a photo will surely show up here and, possibly, in local newspapers.