Sunday, February 7, 2010

Beautiful Day for Backing up My Apple

It was another nice day in Tucson I am glad to say.  We did a lot of exercise yesterday so decided to take a day off and let the muscles rest (that is my story and I'm sticking to it :).  

We went over to the swap meet again to look for a small wallet.  We looked pretty hard but we didn't find anything.  I think my interest in these things is waning.  After a while it all looks like a lot of stuff I don't need...

La Mesa RV in Tucson was nearby so we stopped by to see if there free lunch was as good as the ones we had at the La Mesa in Quartzsite.  
Yep- Dave was the cook for the day and he did a great job on some tasty hamburgers.  We also took a look at a new Class C Cambia.  With three slides it has a lot of room for a small vehicle.  (No we are not in the market for one, just curious on what is out there.)

Next we were on a mission to get some Christmas pictures printed so we found the closest Costco.  When we got there I was disappointed to find out that I had not saved the file properly to my thumb drive, so we headed home.

I still don't know why I could not access the picture file on my thumb drive.  It worked fine at home.  Nevertheless, I save another folder of the same pictures to my thumb drive again and also to a memory card just in case.

Back at Costco, it worked like a champ.  While the photos were being printed we checked out a nearby Thrift Store and I found a denim shirt.  I have been looking for one for months.  I got rid of two when we were downsizing and wished I had kept one.  Perfect shirt for when we volunteer.  So that was $7.99 well spent.

With the new dark colored carpets, the lint shows up easily.  Our handheld vacuum does a good job with most things but I decided to get Pam a new little vacuum.  We looked at Costco but didn't see anything small enough.  At Best Buy it was a different story and we got a nice little Eureka that folds up and has a lot of suction.

I also picked up a new external hard drive for the MacBook.  Brandi at the Apple Store Genius Bar suggested I get one that was formatted for an Apple.  But the Apple guy at Best Buy said I could save myself $20-$30 myself if I formatted it myself.  He showed me how to do it and I fiddled with that for about an hour before I figured it out (I think) and started backing up my machine.

Pam wanted to wash and clean the car.  While she did that, I worked on the computer, gave myself a haircut and helped her a little with the car after she was almost finished with it :).

We had some great roast beef sandwiches for dinner and watched some TV for the rest of the night.

Hope you all have a great day here on Super Bowl Sunday.  Who are you rooting for?

Thanks for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles today.


  1. Sounds like you had a very productive day... Whew it wore me out just reading it!!! Enjoy the day & travel safe!

  2. Backing up your computer is always a good idea - which reminds me..... !! I'm picking the Colts in the Super Bowl today even though I don't really care which team wins.

  3. Being that Louisiana is our home state "WHO DAT... SAINTS DAT'S WHO"

    Have a Blessed Day,

    Rollie & Gina