Week of February 11, 2018

We are 7 weeks into 2018.  Retirement is just around the corner (end of March).  In the seventh week of year, we have Valentine’s Day, the Olympics, and the start the Chinese New Year (year of the dog) all starting on the 14th of February.  I am covering for my co-worker Judy, who is IBM Support out of China.  Unlucky, the Olympics is on and watching some cool stuff in the background.  Unfortunately, when they start showing curling, I need turn it off and change the channel.  Curling is a sport in which players slide a granite stones on a sheet of ice towards a target (four concentric circles).  My  neighbors in New Bern are from Canada and they love it.  The only curling I like is at a local pub and curling pint of beer.

Sunday (11 February) was overcast but warm.  Michele and I took the dogs to Croatan National Forest Cedar Point Trails for walk.  I need to go there again on a sunny.  The day after Valentine’s Day, it was 80 degree, so we decided to take the dogs (Ziva and Harley) to Atlantic Beach.  It was 15 degrees cooler, but we had fun any way.  On Friday, I decided that I wanted to play around with the “white balance” setting on my Nikon Camera.  We when downtown  along the water front to practice with the Auto1 and Auto2 setting.  The results came out interesting.  Most people say keeping it on Auto is fine, but you do the opinion to set the the “PRE” or on my Nikon Auto1 and Auto2. I need to test with the “PRE” setting.

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