tasks for Saturday

I've got a few things to do today.

FedEx delivered my new digital camera yesterday. That's it over to the left. It's smaller than I had expected and my hands seem large and awkward when I use it. But I still like it a lot!

So one of my tasks is to read the manual--or at least start it. The damn thing is over 130 pages and there's a second one for the computer applications though that manual is only 30 something pages long.

By the time the battery was charged it was dark so my first attempts to use it were taking pictures of stars and the moon. I can't say I had a lot of success. I guess that I'll have to get in more practice with it. And that's a good thing. :-)

Over there to the left you can see my truck. In my Thursday post I had a load of wood mulch in my bed, today I have decorative gravel. Even though it doesn't look like a lot of gravel--it's half a cubic yard--it weighs a LOT! The load limit for my truck is 3/4 of a ton and this amount of gravel is just over that. The gravel quarry is only 6 miles away though so I could take it easy on back roads.

This is where the gravel is going. I put a few bags of gravel I bought at Lowe's in there last Summer and I liked the way it looked. Now, however, it's looking bedraggled. Time and sun have taken their toll.

Last time I just put a thin layer down just to see what it would look like. This time I'm going to put down a lot more and it should last a number of years before needing more. Time to go get a shovel and rake out of my shed... anyone want to help?


Hello Michele sent me.

Enjoy the new camera!!!
Amused Observer said…
have fun with the camera. taking pictures is a talent i wish i had.

from michele's.
Valderbar said…
I guess Sarah's a no on the digging then? ;-)

I would dig but it will take me a season to walk there. Will you be doing it again next year? On second thought, I've leave it in your capable hands.
Ed Bacchus said…
This is why I like to go to the store and touch the item in my hands, then shop for the best price on-line.
Claire said…
Wow looks fantastic and I'm sure once you're finished it'll look even better. Be sure to practice with the camera taking pictures of the finished product!

Have a great Easter weekend. And thank you for your kind words on my blog today.
Nikki-ann said…
I'd help, but you know there's a vast ocean between us and you'd have finished by the time I got there.

Enjoy your new camera, looks great! :)

Have a good weekend.
Viamarie said…
Wow, you're not only a good at photography but you're also good at landscaping.

Happy Easter!
Jean-Luc Picard said…
I gave up with digital when I first had one, and went back to film. I might go back when I get a computer that can accomadate it more.

Michele sent me
Roger said…
Excellent choice of camera!
I hope u enjoy it and take many spectacular pictures.

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