Friday, December 30, 2011

Scanning Issues

I wondered why I could't operate the HP Scanner that I bought from a UVM student a couple of years ago. It turns out that the HP-Director won't work on the latest (10.7.5,6) OS. But it took a while to find out the reason. Built in software on the Mac can operate the scanner. So even though we got a Canon copier/printer/scanner, I still wanted to see if I could make the HP work, partly because it has a larger bed and just to see if I could do it.
The images above were from my tests. The cat is a birthday card from Carl and Les with the words to Charles Lloyd's Tagi transcribed on a sheet of paper. I wanted to see if I could use the OCR that seems to be packaged with the Canon to recognize the words in an image that I scanned using the HP. Maybe.
It's a good thing Saul and Laura are coming up tonight through the winter storm alert weather. I'm sure they will want to play with the system after coffee in the morning.
Happy New Year

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adele and the Turkey

We were on our way to the Harpoon Point to Point Ride for the Vermont Foodbank. One bold bird emerged from a gaggle of slow turkeys in the passing lane. He flew right across our path and Adele did not brake or swerve. It was like watching on TV. I didn't even flinch as the large body smacked the passenger side windshield. Small shards of glass rained down.

We decided it would be a good idea to stop and call the police. Could we keep drivng? Was that the turkey back on the side of the road? This picturial essay captures the event.
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Kitchen Progress

The IKEA cabinets are up. The light streams in the openings and reflects off the shiny new floor.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Kitchen In Progress

New fake wood floor is designed to stream light to the interior.

Photo is from the newly widened passage from the dining room. North light will come from the dining room

Temporary dishwashing in the upstairs bathtub.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Large Marble

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Complete 18 by 85 inches White Marble.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laura's Marble

Broken 18 by 47 inches White Marble

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nut Tree Identification

What kind of tree is this?
Compound leaf, soft nut. Not a large tree.
The city moved the street sign when this tree grew around it so that it could not be seen.
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stonehedge Champlain Bikeway

1.From the north.

2. Can you see the sign?
3. Turn here

Why it might be hard to find the turn into Szymanska Park from Stonehedge Drive to follow the Champlain Bikeway.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

March Storm Snow Gauge / Thermometer

Snow Gauge Tells All
March 7, 2011, storm.
Here is what it looks like in the summer:

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Frieda (Fanny) Kreinik (Krantz)

Mae Pepis's sketch of her mother, Fanny Kreinik.

This is a photo of the framed sketch. I don't want to remove the paper to do a better copy since I messed up Josef's sketch earlier.

Shmuel Josef Kreinik

This is my great-grandfather, my grandmother Leah (Lee) Kreinik Jacobowitz's father.

The sketch was done by his daughter Mae Pepis. Mae also did a sketch of Frieda (Fanny) Kreinik, her mother and my great-grandmother.

I got the sketches from Max Ellen, widower of my cousin Leslie Tamases Ellen, from their apartment in New York. We tried to scan the image and ripped the sketch paper in the lower left. I offered to get it repaired, and Max said to just take the sketches in their frames.

I got in touch with some Pepis relatives. Aaron Pepis is a photographer living in upstate New York. Mae's son Saul Pepis lives in California.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Claude Desqueaks

Claude has been staying with us while Saul & Laura are in the far east. We now know why the only toys they left for him were very robust, noise free devices. I got him a squeaky toy. It squeaked for about 5 minutes before Claude performed the squeakectomy.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eli Claims the Director's Chair

We were cleaning the canvas director's chair in the sunroom and found a little gift from 1988 from Eli Jacobowitz.
This must be his chair.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adolph and Jennie Jacobowitz Treuhaft at Niagara Falls

Cecile Jennie Jacobowitz, Pop-pop's sister, married Adolph Treuhaft. They had three children, Mimi, Buddy, and Evelyn. Jennie had been a friend of Dudu's from school on Broome Street before she met Pop-pop.
This photo is labeled Niagara Falls, NY. Seems to be an anniversary.

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