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Square Odds #11: Playing with a New App

What’s #SquareOdds About?

  • Square, of course
  • Differing from the usual or not happening often (ie oddballs, the exceptions and follies)
  • Separated from its set or mate (eg odds and ends or maybe odd socks or shoes)
  • Not divisible exactly by two (ie odd numbers) or the number is unknown (ie 300 odd birds)
  • Or simply something that you find odd, afterall oddness like beauty is in the eye of the beholder

I apologize that I haven’t had time to participate even in #SquareOdds for the last couple of days. I’ll blame the beautiful weather. I’ve been getting ready for a garage sale to clear out both Cindy’s and our garage, and of course, got sidetracked with old photos that I found. I brought in an old album inside and kept myself entertained for …. a WHILE!

To add to my negligence, I found a new toy, an app called Photomyne. The app allows me to scan old photos with my phone. In three seconds it scans 3-4 pictures laid out in natural or indirect light, separates them, corrects the color, and saves them.

FYI, I’m enjoying a three-day free trial, and then the cost is $39 per year. There is a different app for slides. My hand shakes so badly when I’m holding the picture, the phone, and trying to reach and hold the button, that I’m not as sure about getting that app. It’s $29 per year and you can only digitize one slide at a time. You can purchase other aides to help you use the app.

Forgive me for such a narcissistic post, but I thought you’d enjoy seeing what a wonderful job this app does. Afterward, I put them in Adobe Bridge, squared them, straightened one of them, and chose a black and white preset that showed them off in their best light.

#SquareOdds: My First Driving and Riding Lessons

Today I’m joining back up with Becky B for #SquareOdds #11, and this time, the joke’s on me. I’m the odd one out.

Obviously, these are not pictures I took and I can’t even give credit to the photographer because I have no idea who took them or how I got them.

I’m the odd one in blue jeans, not the four-legged one. Odd that he was so friendly, right? Odd that I have curly red hair. Taken circa 1982-5 probably by Mark Alvord near Colorado Springs, CO.
My first time ever riding/seeing a goat.

This was the oddest experience in my five years of existence as I remember. Randy got to stay with our grandparents while my parents took their first vacation EVER without either of us. Grandma refused to keep both of us at the same time, so this city girl went to the farm.

There were about 4-5 of us 3-6-year-olds with this poor grandma for a week. Two of them were the lady’s grandchildren and I knew them well, but the others I didn’t know at all. I remember thinking it was very odd at the time that all of us kids ran around in our underwear. She probably didn’t have time to do laundry!

We all slept in the same bed and I was the only one who didn’t wet the bed. We must have gotten really dirty on the farm. We took baths in the kitchen sink, I think.

At night, I couldn’t wait for my parents to come to get me. But the day times were a lot of fun!

Now It’s Your Turn

Becky B has about 57 participants who have joined her this month so far. WOW.

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    • I think it was. I was a little homebody and hated to be away from my parents and grandparents. So I think this was very brave of five-year-old me. I knew a couple of the kids pretty well, but I didn’t know the grandmother or the other kids that were there. I remember she was nice, but I was shy and probably somewhat overwhelmed with all the kids.

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  1. oh these are fabulous, what fun you have been having. I used a similar app a while ago for postcards, just amazing. Mine was free from the start though so if you need to keep going after you finish with this one, let me know and I can send details

    Thank you so much for being such a fantastic squarer

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  2. Oh man, I’m doing a sale in a couple of weeks too to clear out the crap for the remodel.. yikes!
    Wild to see your red hair and your expression seeing the goat. So cute. Girls you are posting everyday now.. WOW! i can’t do that for sure.. but impressed!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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