Online purchases in India...Did I make a mistake?....Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!...

This plant in Madeira, Portugal made me squeal with delight. Tom laughs at me and happily maneuvers the car for a better view.
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Today's photos are from June 21, 2014, while in Campanario, Madeira, Portugal. See the link here for more details.

In February 2020, it was surprising to discover that Amazon has an online presence in India. When my Windows 10 laptop crashed in February while we were touring India I had no choice but to purchase a new device from Amazon India.
The ocean is behind this old vine-covered garage.
I ended up buying an HP Chromebook in order to get away from the less desired and problematic Windows 10. Now I realize I may have made a mistake, especially when it comes to managing, storing, and editing photos.

Using a Chromebook means using Google's cloud for storage of almost all saved items including documents, files, and photos. This all would have been fine except with my over 20,000 stored photos, it's a nightmare.
There is Ms. Goat posing for a photo while we drove by while she munched on the vegetation.
Also, using folders in Chromebook is tricky. Finding photos is tricky and, worst of all, I have no suitable means of editing photos and finding them easily after editing. In Windows, this was a breeze.

Recently, while working with the web developer to revise our site, she needed resized photos. This would have been an easy task in Windows 10. I spent hours trying to figure it out using Chromebook. Of course, I followed online instructions. But even so, the task seemed impossible. 
We discovered many homes covered in vines growing prolifically in this ideal weather.
I don't want to spend endless hours online trying to figure this out. We had to make do with the photos we have and go from there. It's a lot easier when using photos I've taken with my phone but with my phone which is also Chrome and it still is not an easy task.

At this point, I'm seriously considering purchasing a new, inexpensive Windows 10 tablet for photo processing, editing, and cloud storage.
Grapes were growing everywhere. Madeira is known for its wine including the popular pink Madeira wine many of us enjoyed in the '70s and '80s. 

This is the bush from which I took the shot of the flower in the following photo. Love this!
At least, most of the Windows 10 tablets are lightweight, many only slightly over 1 lb, .45 kg. Also, I've spent hours searching for an app that would solve this issue which is sufficient to work with the number of photos I need to access.

Other than this issue, I really like the Chromebook but, the reality remains, I may need one more device to assist with the long term continuation of our site, especially once we "get back out there" and start taking new photos, some of which may need editing.
 I couldn't get a perfect shot of this flower while we were on the move but it was fun to see.
When we were in Udaipur in February, I purchased an adapter for our large-sized camera memory card that works well for transferring photos from the camera to the Chromebook laptop.
The terraced farms and gardens planted in even squares and rectangles cover the hills.
So, the end result is this:
1. Figure out an editing app that works for Chromebook and is easy to manipulate, and store changes or, in the worse case...
2. Purchase a Windows 10 tablet to use for photo editing

Oh, gosh. After years of experience with computers and devices of all types, I truly am in a quandary. We often wonder how seniors with little to no experience can manage to use technology as it quickly changes in today's world.
An old boarded-up house, uncommon on the island.
After writing this today, I feel motivated to try to find a Chromebook photo editing solution today. If not, we'll have to figure out how to proceed from here.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads worldwide. May you feel as special as you are today and always. Also, Happy Summer Solstice for those in the northern hemisphere and Happy Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere!

For those uninterested in technology, we apologize for today's post. 
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Photo from one year ago today, June 21, 2019:
 This is the sun on its final ascent in Connemara, Ireland. For more photos, please click here.

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