Wednesday, December 8, 2010


After I published my post yesterday I found out that a college student from the UofA was on site to help out with computer questions.  And I learned the difference between upload and download.  In case I'm not the only one that doesn't know the difference, here's what he told is from the internet and upload would be me uploading pictures to the internet/my blog. Apparently, twice a month students come to the academy for a couple hours to help out with computer questions/problems.  We decided that my problem with uploading my pictures is probably because I'm using wifi.  However, I did this at St. Mary's Hospital while I was waiting for my friend to visit with her husband in ICU and it took hardly any time at all.  I don't know what the difference is but at least I got them uploaded a lot quicker at the hospital.

Here's another picture from SeaTac that I mentioned...first the picture that I posted on Sunday (above) and then the one I took on at the airport before flying down to Tucson showing more detail... and I was right, it is fish. I think it's amazing.  

I don't know how long ago this project was done but it was created by the residents of Academy Village with the help of an artist that I know nothing about.  The residents drew pictures onto the yellow parts of the critters (I think they're gila monsters) and the artist attached them to the wall.  This is a very simple explanation for what looks like quite a fantastic project.

I would have liked to have been around when they were creating these so that I could have been part of the creation. They're in front of the entrance to the Community Center.

I'm still having a wonderful time and it's getting warmer each day.

Loving the sunshine,



  1. I love the tile art around Tucson!

  2. ooooh, can't wait to get to the sunshine, too. Sounds wonderful

  3. Looks like you're enjoying using your new camera!

  4. Doesn't the sun make your bones feel good!

    I don't like to be hot, but I do enjoy a nice sunny day.

  5. "I don't know what the difference is but at least I got them uploaded a lot quicker at the hospital."

    All Internet subscription plan has a cap (limit) on upload/download rate (speed), the faster the rate the higher the monthly cost.

    Go to and test your speed, click on any city and it'll report your ul/dl speed. Just to give you a reference point, I have Verizon FIOS, my dl speed is 17.35Mbps and my ul speed is 21.94Mbps testing when testing the New York City location (closest to my home), and 3.05/8.59 dl/ul rate with the Seattle location (furthest away from home)