Good morning, everyone. Didn't it get dark early yesterday (stating the flippin' obvious, I know)? It really shouldn't but it always comes as a bit of a shock right after changing the clocks. By four, the sun was going down and the colours were starting to fade. Winter really is on the way.
The chat with Dad didn't go 100%. First of all there were issues getting him in (my fault/inexperience) and then we just couldn't get a video of him on screen. It was showing as on, he could se himself and me, I could see me and a black rectangle of him. Obviously, we were able to chat and it was fine for Dad but . . . does anyone have any idea what the problem might be. I'm assuming his end, not mine.
I got started on the great Shift Around, moving stuff from the shed to the garage and starting to full up the shelves. At the moment it looks a right mess, worse than before, which is to be expected. This morning I will be moving everything out of the garage and then putting it all back in a more organised way. It might take all week but I will get there.
It's Beth's birthday today. She's coming round here in the afternoon and I'm cooking her a nice meal (with alcohol) and she's then staying over for the night. The plan is to live link up with Alex so he can chat while she opens her presents - I hope that comes off as he was a bit sad at not coming back. Much better not to in these odd times. Before Christmas, Beth will be able to go and collect him but none of us, including Al, was very happy for him to take the train.
I've got some table confetti, a candle shaped as a B, a badge and this morning I will go down and see if the local party shop is open and, if it is, to get some floaty balloons.
And then I'm popping to Morrisons for a few nibbly bits and some flowers for her.
In the afternoon, I'll be prepping dinner and then, after she comes, we might put up the other shelf unit before settling down.
Have a great day and be safe and well. xx
Happy Birthday to Beth. It sounds like a lovely time will be had this afternoon. Alcohol is needed to keep out the cold so I am sure your alcohol level will depend on the degree of cold :-)ReplyDelete
< makes mental note to turn down the heating mid-afternoon >
I think your Dad may not have had his video on ?! could you try to do a zoom call with him - maybe to Beth when you're next there ?ReplyDelete
We went through that and he said yes, he did. I think what you suggest i8s the way to go, once I am allowed to visit again.Delete
Sounds a good plan - Happy birthday to Beth from me tooReplyDelete
Thank, Sue. :-)Delete
Have a lovely day together and happy birthday BethReplyDelete
Thanks, Diane. :-)Delete
Happy Birthday Beth! I hope you all enjoy the day. XReplyDelete
Thanks, Jules. I* am sure we will. I'm getting enjoyment out of planning a few treaty things, that's for sure.Delete
Happy Birthday to Beth, have a wonderful day celebrating, looks like you're doing it in style! xxReplyDelete
I'm trying to - she's had a rough couple of years and things are starting to look up so a bit of sparkle and colour is just the ticket.Delete
Thanks, Laurie. Love you!Delete
It may be something to do with the graphics card, or possibly something as simple as checking that his web cam has permission to use Zoom. There's plenty of help online about this so hopefully you can resolve it. I agree with Jane (above) and maybe set up a Zoom call with Beth or Alex next time you are there and try to sort it.ReplyDelete
I suspect it is the latter and he's looking into it.Delete
Happy Birthday Beth! I hope you get the zoom fixed. Mum and I Skype and sometimes she accidentally turns her camera off! She can sort of figure out how it works if not she gets my sister to help her the next time she's round. We go with Skype because it's easier for Mum to do.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what you are using for the call - in both face-time and in zoom, there are choices which are - audio, and video. I'm wondering if both of you have the video option enabled/on.ReplyDelete
I'd go back as if you wee about to make a call to your dad, look at all the options you choose, note them down and then using a phone, walk him through those options when he has his computer on. Jean/winnipeg.
Enjoy your party. Happy Birthday Beth.ReplyDelete
Hope your day went well...we are having so many birthdays here on Facetime...love your blog.ReplyDelete