New year’s day (365:001)

New year's day by Gary Allman
New year’s day (365:001). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

We’d better get used to this scene, as this is where I get to spend most of my time; at the computer.

Today has been chock full of computer frustrations. I’ve been beating my head against the brick wall that is Nikon’s ViewNX software, which is difficult to stop from crashing at the best of times, and is as usable as a chocolate fireguard when you finally get it to work. So I ended up wasting a lot of time very slowly adding notes and tags to the pictures from our first backpacking trip.

Apart from that we cleaned, sorted and put away most of the backpacking stuff, which is a disappointing process at this time of year, as you are never sure when the next opportunity to get out and about will arise. I had some fun boiling water on our backpacking stove to try and work out just how long one tank full of fuel would last. I gave up when I worked out that with the water we’d heated on our trip we’d enough for five days’ supply of morning coffee and three main meals.

For some reason Ginger vetoed my suggestion of camping in the backyard tonight to see how warm our new sleeping bags will keep us. After all It’s only 18°F (-8°C) out there right now, and the bags are supposed to stay comfortable down to 0°F.

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.