Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I watched the national news for the first time in about a month. I had no idea the flooding was so bad in Nebraska. It looked like the whole state was under water. My heart goes out to the people who have lost their homes and jobs. The poor animals too.
Ladybug was visiting me this weekend. She was helping me figure out the making of videos and getting them onto youtube. The only way to test and discover the way things work is to do them. Eckster had given me her older model Sony Sure Shot camera. Its very similar to my old Sony that my grandson Spanky had demolished. That meant very little learning curve to use it.
I needed to know how long the camera memory could record. I also needed something to record. I set the camera on the counter by the stove and pointed it at me while I was washing dishes. I found out my camera will record 22 minutes with this 512 MB memory stick before the warning beep says recording has stopped.
Next thing I needed to know was how much time it takes to upload to my computer. Discovered it takes only a few seconds to go from camera to computer but then the video hides itself. I couldn’t find it on my computer. Where the heck did it go? I have no problem finding photos but the videos aren’t where I expect them to be. Well I guess the computer wants to play a game of hide and seek with me. It took quite awhile for me to locate because it doesn’t go to the same storage file as my old camera did. Something to do with the camera app not being the same. There aren’t any thumbnails either to know which video is which. The thumbnails that are visible are just photos. But I did figure out how to rename the video after I figure out which one is which.
I had just taken a shower and washed my hair before starting the dishes. I was letting it dry before putting it up in a top knot. I always have plenty of dishes to wash. Ladybug eats constantly and is skinny while I eat very little and stay fat. I’m embarrassed to show it but over the last few months I’ve gained back all 80 pounds I had lost. I’m starting all over again like from the beginning.
After I gained a good understanding of getting the videos onto my computer I needed to know the amount of time it would take to put the video onto my youtube channel. I’m surprised it takes only a few seconds to upload from my computer to my youtube channel. I’ve learned a lot but there is so much more to learn. I’m limited on what I’m able to do with videos. For example I don’t have any editing capabilities. Or at least none that I’ve found. I can’t edit anything out and I can’t speed it up either. Each video is a one time and done or delete.