Monday, April 12, 2010

Camera Lessons

The other day there was a need to take some new photos of an older sample casting we have so I took out my new camera and carefully set up the shot. The natural lighting was perfect, but I couldn't get the camera to focus on the right spot. I adjusted some things, checked the camera settings and tried again. I usually just hold the camera in my hands and this time I even used another table as a tripod. I couldn't figure it out. I needed to move on so I used what I had at the time as it did not need to be high resolution for this exact project and therefore the slight focus issue was not a huge problem. Then today I pulled out the camera for something else and felt something a little sticky near the lens. I then checked the lens itself and noticed what looked a big lick mark all the way across it. Note to self: keep the camera out of the reach of a climbing 2 yr old. Who knows how ago the lens was licked? My vacation photos may be a little skewed.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Work at Home Favorite

Sleeping in the t-shirt you plan to wear the next day. In the morning, throw on some jeans and a bra (optional depending on schedule) and you're good to go!

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Home Office Lives On

I still do most of my computer/phone work from a home office. The kids are getting a little bit older and all but 1 are in school. So, forgive me for getting a little brave today and making a call from the car with 3 kids in tow. The call was to one of our vendors and it's not really a big deal if they hear giggling and child chatter as many of them also work from a home office. However, while I was on the phone in a rather in depth conversation, my 5 yr old threw some sort of toy/gadget (thanks McDonald's) which bounced off the back of my head and then into the face of my 2 yr old. The 2 yr old then let out a scream that I have never before heard come out of her mouth and then continued to cry as loud as she ever has. The conversation had to be moved into a gas station parking lot. It wasn't all a loss. It gave me a chance to go over some paperwork with the vendor. Flying papers in the wind beat a screaming child any day. Note to self: kids and phones don't mix