Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Julia at 11 years old

Just a few pictures from the little party we had for her. All these
big girls had pizza alone at a nearby restaurant and came here for
presents and cake.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Some famous paintings

Don't look if you are offended by nudes. My young children have seen
these and others as they walked through the museums of Europe.
Actually these are from only one in Vienna. But they are
representitive of a cultural attitude.

Details from the collection

I just started looking through my collection of pictures taken by me
and Luisa at various times and places over the last five years and
decided I need to make a collection of the good ones. These are just
few that we think are good or at least fun to look at.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back to school

The first day of school after our long summer vacation, in which we
didn't really get to vacation much. At least we could sleep in.

Blog update

I haven't been inspired lately to update the blog, not sure why.  It's partly that I'm spending too much time on Facebook and partly that I'm not sure where I want to go with it.  I'm tending to lately be more interested in politics than talking about how wonderful Italy is.  Anyway I think I will get back to it.  Below is a little note about a kind of computer miracle I experienced lately.

I got a suggestion from a UK camper web site I fallow to buy a usb data box to hold a 2.5" hard drive in order to save the info on a dead laptop.  I bought one and proceeded to take the hard drives out of the three dead laptops I have here.  One of the laptops a Toshiba which had been given to me by my wife's brother and a bit old was put away because the cursor kept wandering all over the screen and it was often shutting itself off.  Anyway I saved the pictures and stuff on it's hard drive then formatted it.  In the process I found the hard drive had a virus.  So I had the inspiration to turn on the computer and see if it switched itself off without the hard drive in.  No it kept on working, so I put back the hard drive, still working, then I installed windows 7, still working.  End result, I have a fully working laptop with the latest version of windows, that so far seems to be working just fine.  My daughter is happy as I already bought a new one and she gets access to the old one