I spent the whole week dealing with an infection on my work computer, which had also gotten to our file server, but more annoyingly (to me as a person, not to me as an employee), also on my camera. I couldn’t open my camera or work with any pictures for my planned blog posts for the week either at work or at home (for fear of infecting our home computers, though I’d had my camera open plenty of times). Mean old worms from 2009 that travel via USB can bite me. Our rockstar IT contractors helped out so much and rescued the two computers (miraculously, it hadn’t gotten to the other computers on our network, despite potentially having been dormant on my computer for over a year), and managed to clean my camera without trashing some house project pictures AND my vacation photos. To celebrate, here is a post with (relatively) little talking and a lot of lake-ogling.
Setup: For my Dad’s 65th birthday, he wanted to get a cottage at Lakeside on Lake Erie and have the whole family come visit. We used to do this a lot in the summers growing up, though it tapered off when my family moved to New Jersey. It had been 12 years since we’d been, and I think that’s the last time we’d had a family vacation as well. I enjoyed the heck out of myself, although I only pulled out my camera for a day trip to Kelley’s Island with Tim and my little sister Mel. We walked over 8 miles and explored a lot of beautiful nature, before visiting the winery and a brewpub (where we had a “late snack” of tons of fried foods and starches). We had a lovely time and think we’ll be making a trip to Kelley’s Island a tradition whenever we visit Lakeside.
Without further ado, pictures!
That is probably the smallest number of words I’ve ever posted. Have a lovely weekend, enjoy this last bit of summertime. We’ll be back in the swing next week!