New iMac

So…I broke down and ordered the new iMac today. It was introduced back in June but then I didn’t think I needed it. I’ve been having an issue importing video that’s shot on the my iPhone 8 plus. With the new IOS it stores the video files differently and has a different file for videos now. For some reason I could not for the life of me get those videos into my computer. It’s called High Efficiency Video Coding. I thought my iMac would be fine with it because I updated to the lasted OS but it didn’t work. I don’t know.

Anyway, I ordered the new iMac with the 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, 8 gigs of ram (I’ll upgrade the ram myself to 40 GB), the Radeon Pro 580 graphics chip and a 3 TB Fusion drive. I’m always excited about getting a new iMac. This one should arrive later next week. Yay!

Door Decorations

We’ve hit a cold stretch so I think I’ll be walking indoors for awhile. I’ve decided to start taking pictures of door decorations that I see on my indoor walks. I walked 2.16 miles today. Here’s the first decoration I’m sharing. I think it’s a bit much.

Park Visit

Today I took my husband’s parents to visit Meridian Hill Park in DC. We had a good time walking around the park. Here’s a shot from our visit. After that I went on an outdoor walk. I walked 3.02 miles. Good walk!

In-Law Walk

Before my walk today we went to the airport to pick up my husband’s parents. They will be staying with us for 10 days to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. In the afternoon I did walk 2.06 miles and got 47 minutes of exercise. Yay! The watch came through today!

Saturday Walk

The watch says I only walked 1.77 miles on my walk today but I got 49 minutes of exercise so I’m going with that. Maybe I should start counting the minutes of exercise vs. miles walked. Hmm. We’ll see. I did take a weird indoor picture.

App Mix Up

I don’t know what happened to the Apple Watch while on my walk today but it only recorded 8 minutes of exercise and 1.13 miles of walking. I know I did more like 2.5 and like 40 minutes of exercise. My final readings for the day was 11,065 steps and 4.92 miles so I know I got some good exercise in. Oh well. I didn’t take a picture either.

Veterans Day Walk

We came home from out little fall color vacation to Skyline Drive today. I was still determined to walk. I didn’t need to walk as far though because during the day I walked a good amount. So I only walked 1.22 miles indoors again. Today was Veterans Day so Apple had a special badge you could get if you did an 11 minute workout with the workout app. I did it! I got the badge!

Skyline Drive

No walking today. We went to Skyline Drive instead. We wanted to see the fall colors in the mountains of western Virginia. We do this every year. We saw some great colors and the weather was perfect. We also went to a few wineries along the way. Fall is my favorite color!

No Photo Walk

I walked indoors again today but I’m tired of taking the same ole pictures from inside that I decided not to take any pictures today. But I did walk 2.57 miles down the hallways and up and down the stairs. It’s gotten colder and I just don’t want to walk outside when it’s cold. 🙁

Selfie Walk

It was raining today so I had to walk inside. I was just not feeling it. I only walked 1.23 miles. And I was tired of taking pictures of the hallway so I decided to take a selfie today. And it has a filter on it to make me look better!

In other news, the results from today’s election were amazing! The democrats really came back strong! Virginia took all three top seats and flipped many seats in the house of delegates. When all the votes are counted, we might even have a majority! There are a few races still to settle. Other places in the country went to the democrats too! And in Prince William County, Danica Roem (first transgender candidate) won against bathroom Bob Marshall. He has historically been against any issues for LGBTs. So it was wonderfully ironic that he was defeated by the first transgender person. A truly great day for the democrats and a bad day for Trump. Lets hope he got the message.

Blue Sky Walk

Today I walked 2.57 miles on the track at AU. I walked pretty late in the afternoon. The picture was taken at the beginning of my walk. The sky was quickly filling up with clouds. Also with the time change over the weekend, the sun goes down much earlier. It was pretty dark by the time I got home.

Sad Walk

It was raining today so I walked indoors after dinner. I walked 2.05 miles. It was sad because of yet another mass shooting. This time in Texas at a church. 26 people killed. All the politicians call for thoughts and prayers but that does nothing. We need gun control now. How many shootings will it take for the republicans to take action and fight against the NRA and change the gun laws?

Warm Walk

It is too warm for November 3rd! It was 78 degrees when I walked this afternoon. I walked 2.68 miles on the track at AU. I was sweating! Global Warming is real! When I got home from my walk I saw this deer in the front yard. I got this close and he didn’t even get bothered.