Monday, June 23, 2014

Post 2697 - Monday

Hi. This will be a short post. Maybe.

We have been going to and fro with a contractor lately. The front steps need to be replaced. They are in a very poor state. They will be ripped down and brand-new ones put in their place. Meanwhile, there are a couple of steps on the side steps that have a lot of rot. They will be replaced with some some steps on the front steps that are still in good condition. Is there another word for "steps"?

The window sill on the window here in the recroom has more rot, so that will be replaced. The back deck is original to the house and is not safe to use. Good bye to that puppy, and hello to a relatively temporary back landing large enough to hold a couple of chairs and a barbecue.

It all adds up to a whole bunch of money. When people look at me, a guy with no kids (that he knows of), they assume I am wealthy. I am not. Trust me. I'm not.

I bought a new-to-me digital camcorder after work this evening. The kijiji ad was about this particular model of camcorder that I had been thinking about for a few years. Finally, today I saw the ad that I couldn't resist. The price was very low, about 25% the cost of what it would have cost new 4 years ago.

The seller already had someone dropping by her place at 10 am on Tuesday. I wrote her back and assured her that as long as it worked, I would not quibble over the price. I would not try to lowball her. She then offered to tell the other guy that it had been sold and also pulled the ad.

We got to her apartment around 5:30. I saw the item. The seller recorded a brief video of me saying hello and played it back for me. I bought the item. I have been playing with it all evening. I plan to use it at the Tuesday evening interview with Neil and Chelsea of Radio 965.

It is a JVC Everio model... I forget. But it has a 39x optical zoom and 8gb of internal storage; and one can use a standard SD card to provide additional storage.  The seller was including as a bonus an 8gb SD card, so I have 16gb of storage, which is plenty for my needs. Hours and hours of video can be recorded on the machine with this amount of storage.

It doesn't record in HD, but the one I have been using for the last several years doesn't record in HD either. But the SD video looks and sounds perfectly fine. I hope to get a few years out of this camcorder.

I may elect down the road to get a second battery for the camcorder. I don't know how much they cost, but it would likely be a good investment.

It has been a very long day, and tomorrow promises to be a long one as well. I guess I will turn in.

See you tomorrow, me hearties.


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