The VERY weird world of electronics.
My first Sony A3000 hasn’t been working for a year, constantly says “camera error, turn camera off and on,” but that does nothing. Have tried everything: resetting to factory settings, all battery things, something called a power surge and many more and just gave up. But now that I’m sending Sony no 2 in for repairs — mostly caused by slamming it every time I fall down — I thought I’d try it again.
Just about to give up when I found 2 You Tube videos that sounded too screwy to be true. Said remove the lens, turn the camera upside down and tap it twice (which is supposed to knock some setting back into place) and yep, now it works. so, as almost always, whacking your electronics is mostly the best way to go.
Anyhow, after my first Y workout in a week — PT person said if weight lifting isn’t hurting you WHILE you are doing it it’s probably safe to do it if you lower the weights and concentrate on proper form, which I did.
Worked out well because I had the paper with the PT neck exercises with me so I could do them between the Cybex sets because no one else was in the room — deserted as always on Fridays
After that to the vets on 3rd Ave. to run Opie while Molly was being examined. Along with everything else she now has some kind of skin infection that requires antibiotics.
Took Opie right behind the vets on the way to the river and it was better than the deep woods, saw all kinds of things including a lot of these late-blooming chicories. Go figure.
Interest on Facebook about chicory used as coffee so here’s some chicory facts and an easy five-minute chicory coffee recipe.
Chicory is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the sunflower family. It is native to West Asia, North Africa and Europe. Chicory is widely spread in North America, Australia and New Zealand today. It grows in temperate climate, on moderately drained and fertile soil. Wild chicory can be found in the open fields, near the roads and wastelands. People cultivate chicory as a source of food, animal fodder and as medicine.
- 1 Tablespoon chicory root roasted and ground, see Recipe notes below for sourcing
- 2 cups filtered water
Place water into small saucepan and bring to simmer. While it heats add chicory either to a French press -or- to the pot with water.
When water comes to a boil, turn off heat and pour it into French press. Alternately allow the chicory root to steep in the pot. Steep for 5 minutes.
Pour through mesh strainer into mug. Sweeten and/or add something creamy, as desired; or drink black.
See Recipe notes below for variations.