Brilliant: Swivel Tree Stand

Last year I decided I had enough of our old tree stand and got rid of it. We decided to pick up our Christmas tree after Thanksgiving but I needed to get a new tree stand.

We made a quick stop at Settergren’s Ace Hardware and I asked the guys there what they recommended. The guy I was talking to said he loved this Swivel Tree Stand. I decided to get it. It wasn’t the cheapest, but it looked really nice and easy.

We went to Wagner’s and got a tree, and then headed home to get it in the stand. After putting the tree up I won’t use one of the old tree stands ever again. This thing was amazing. You put part of the base on outside, with the tree in an easy place to put part of the base on. No laying on the floor trying to get everything put in place. Simple, easy.

You then walk it inside, set it in the stand, press the swivel lever down with your foot. At this point the tree moves anyway you want it. Get it perfect, let the lever release and your done! Wow. Great!

Upgrade Bonanza!

Some of you reading this realize how much I like to upgrade things. I really do. I’m not saying it is wise, but I feel a nearly unstoppable urge to upgrade as soon as I can. And my favorite kind of upgrade? Firmware. Upgrading firmware is absolutely delicious.

Tonight was a marvelous feast. Upgrading iOS on an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, two iPad’s and two 2nd generation Apple TV’s. Just great!

Editing a Book

I’m working on creating my very first photography book. The editing process is arduous. The light is nearing though. The book is laid out. The photos are selected and tweaked like I want. Using a great combo of fonts. I just need one more marathon push and it will be done.