Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Renton Fog

So, I was walking around tonight, and I decided that I wanted to see if I could get some good pictures with my tripod and setting my camera to use a long exposure time.

This was the result. At least once I doctored up the photo by increasing the fill lighting, highlights and shadows, as well as altered the color temperature a little.

I think it looks amazing!

anyway, it is at least some of the best photography/photoshopping I have done lately. So, here is a slide show:




So, it's been cold and foggy at night and sunny and cheerful during the day. Which is kind of nice. At least as long as you don't go out too much at night.

And that leads me to what has been keeping my so busy lately. So, I have a deadline of the 23rd to get all of my paperwork done to backdate my unemployment claim. I finally finished up everything. I had to call around to a few of the places I applied to so I could get reference numbers or names of the people who would have been responsible to contact me... if they were doing their job at least... so, I got all of that done. In the process I also compiled a list of employers I have applied to, and contacts for recruiters/hiring managers for different positions.

So, that is all done, and today I faxed a copy over, which means that I need to call up the unemployment office on Thursday to make sure they got my application. Otherwise I will need to fax it again.

So, that being said, I guess the only other piece of news I have is that I have a new nephew! Susie had a son today, which means the family christmas party just got a little bit bigger... about 20lbs bigger.

So, other than that, Jaani and I are happy and eating well. I have done a little bit of computer work to earn some money on the side, which means I am a little closer to breaking even at the end of the month. However, if I go grocery shopping one more time and I don't get an unemployment check before the 1st, I may be in trouble.

I'm sure I will figure something out soon.

So, that's an update for now.

Later,
SteveO