Friday 28th January
|28/365: testing the setup for online lessons|
(I have no idea why the tablet screen is displaying as B/W as it was actually in full colour)
I think that I will have to replace the tablet stand at some point as it's not quite strong enough to hold the new tablet at the correct height. It'll do for a while as I can rest it on the edge of the piano (makes mental note to put something under it to protect the piano from scratches) but I won't rush to replace it until I'm sure that C is happy with the view it gives her.
I spent most of the morning playing on the piano, mostly tinkering and familiarising myself with the computer navigation, but I fitted in some proper practice as well. I won't be changing the sounds that frequently but it's still good to know what's available to me. I took a break for the Indian cookery class and to get myself some lunch, and then spent a good part of the afternoon playing scales and trying to get used to the very different, but so much nicer, action of the keys. I'm enjoying myself!
I'd planned to sort out the computers last night but best laid plans and all that ... unexpected but very welcome visitors put paid to that. I think my friends had come to see the piano rather than me but their company was still welcome all the same, and they did bring a takeaway with them! They only stayed about an hour but by the time they'd left I didn't fancy tackling the computers so it's on the list for another day.
I think the nutrition class is cancelled this morning so I'm off to town to pick up some bread, eggs and fruit ... it'll be interesting to see how busy the shops are and whether people are wearing masks now that the restrictions have been relaxed. I also need to make an optician's appointment. I'm not due to have my eyes checked just yet but I want to have my current prescription checked as the vision in my right eye seems to be blurry all the time.
I'm sure the rest of the day will be dominated by piano playing but I'm also hoping to do some more research on my family tree. I want to finish listing some possible areas to investigate for the Wiltshire based families and once that's done I can make an appointment to visit the local History Centre to see what I can find.