I'm including in this learning curve, the importing of the raw image into a photo editing App for image size adjustment, cropping, adjusting light, color, etc. The edited image then must be exported or moved [requiring 3 separate movements].
The photo editing App that I use is made by Apple and is called "Photos." A couple of days ago I took a pic with the iPhone while the Photos App was open on the MacBook. Then, like magic, that pic appeared in the primary page of the Photos App.
"Wow! What the heck is this!!" No cable, no purchased Transfer App. I just took a pic and about 30 seconds later the pic magically appears in the Photos App?!?
I tried to repeat this magic transfer process, and it would not repeat! But I kept at it, trying this and that. An hour later, no results! Damn!
I have two camera shutter Apps. One of these Apple produced and it came with my iPhone. The other is named "BT Shutter" and I must of picked up that one from the Apple App Store. Thru trial and error I learned that when using BT Shutter, the image is transferred wirelessly to the MacBook!!
Amazing! Incredible! It is nothing less than "Camera Magic!"
A soul in Antigua
Why does a soul find itself in the City of Antigua? The soul must go somewhere. So, here it calls home.
I approach her. She smiles at me. Crooked teeth. Intelligent eyes. The hand upturned. I reach in my pocket for a 1 Quetzal coin. She gives a "Gracias!" much bigger than the worth of 1Q.
An hour later, I have finished breakfast. I pass her again. She comes up with a smile of recognition. She remembered me from before.
The Bagel Barn [Again!]
10am - I am in The Bagel Barn because the WiFi in Cafe Condessa although working, was not working well enough to establish a decent connection. So, I walked around the corner to Bagel Barn in order to make a few blog updates.
I could return to my hotel to get WiFi. But that's no fun! For some pleasant reason, I need the ambience of a breakfast place to make these morning blog updates. That's best, don't you agree?
The Cafe Condessa was recommended by Mary-Pat. You may recall that I met Mary-Pat while staying in the Hacienda Contreras RV Park [link] in 2013.
Just recently, I learned that Mary-Pat had purchased a casita, right here in Antigua! Wow! She has been living here for perhaps a couple of years.
When I emailed Mary-Pat that I was staying in Antigua, she invited me to her place for supper! The invitation is for this evening. Isn't that neat? :)
12 noon - I'm inside Central Park. There are a ton of Guatemalans here selling things. I had a hunch that somebody would hit me up for a shoe shine. My boots definitely need attention.
A shoeshine boy pointed at my boots. I sat down on the bench. He had found a customer. Not easy to find one with all of this competition!
We began our conversation with the boy asking if I spoke Spanish. His name is Carlos, and he was born in Chichicastenango, 11 years ago. Carlos claims that he pays for his own apartment here in Antigua. He works at shining shoes in the morning. In the afternoon is school. Carlos is able to read and do arithmetic.
My shoeshine proceeded in a workmanlike manner. His price is 20Q [$2.60US]. That's way too much. But I paid it anyway. Because I like Carlos!
Carlos shining my boots.
Pretty nice, huh?
2pm - The water heater in my room is contained in the shower head and it does NOT heat water. When I needed a shower before, I asked for the key to a room that had a working water heater. And I took a shower in that other room.
I figured that the hotel would fix the water heater in my room. I figured wrong! So I made a request to have the situation corrected. A man came and replaced the shower head and supposedly I now had hot water.
Wrong again! There was a bit of hot water when I checked it. Then it got cold. My experience tells me that the problem is a tripped circuit breaker. The woman at the front desk told me that she would check the situation herself. But that was an hour ago, and nothing happened.
I will now ask for the key to another room that has a working shower.
2:30pm - It turned out that the 2nd floor where my room is located, has two shared shower rooms. One of these room has a working hot water head. Wonderful!
I took my shower, and am clean again. I am now OK for going to Mary-Pat's casita for supper this evening.