Windows 8 and office 2013

Installed windows 8.1 in a VM today for testing. Surprisingly, not hating it. Especially when running on an SSD, it’s quick. And I haven’t seen that damned spinning blue cursor yet. Kind of love the weather app with built-in ski reports… And writing blog posts from Word? Feels… wrong… but it might work. Never thought I’d say this, but I could actually use this without ranting non-stop (as I did during my last foray into Windows 7 – had to give up the Dell laptop because my blood pressure kept rising…)

win8

Breaking ground

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Looks like heavy equipment is moving on the site of the Taylor Institute.

Saskatoon, 1945

Saskatoon, 1945

Including my dad (far left), his mom, a couple of his brothers, and his dad (and some borders that stayed with them)

photo archives

just picked up a photo scanner to pull these photo archives out of cold storage

thanks to a nudge from Clint Lalonde, I just ordered a photo scanner and pulled these banker’s boxes out of the storage room. Time to pull the family photo archives out of cold storage…