Today there were a few things going on like an egg hunt at Trijungle and getting some drawings finished for a project. But my task for the day was to get pictures and slides ready to send off to scan. A colleague of mine told me about Scancafe where you send your pictures and they scan and send back to you at a pretty decent price. You have several options and if you buy a package it really is cheap. Go to http://www.scancafe.com and check out this really cool company.
This is a big job as I am a picture freak and always have been. I have tons of pictures and just as many slides. I decided to buy a package so I need to figure out the number of pictures I will be sending. I started with the pictures I had in boxes. They were divided by places and labeled. As I was counting I threw out pictures that were not that great. I then put them into baggies and labeled them with the amount of pictures. That was going pretty good but then I started running into cute pictures and I started remembering things. So then I was like ok, I’ll take a picture of this and text it or put it on Facebook. It will only take a minute. Well that ended up taking longer because people started texting back and then it turned into a conversation and well I am sure you can just imagine how my project came to a almost a complete stop.
Here are a few pictures that I found.
I then moved on to my slides. I have slides that were in sleeves and some that were in little boxes. I imagine the ones in the sleeves were the ones I had in carousels. Those would have been my best slides. It has been so long since I have looked at these that I can not remember why I had some in boxes. I even had boxes labeled duds. I am completely mystified as why I would keep slides that I once deemed duds. Not knowing for sure I had to check them. This took awhile since I had to compare with the ones in the sleeves. I ended up staring a stack of I am not sure what to do with these. I guess I will determine that when I get a final count for my package. CRAZY I know.
I did not finish this task today but I made really good progress. I will finish up the slides and then send this pile off. I will then deal with the photo albums. They are not in my way at the moment. I will send them off when they are.
What I learned today is that it is really fun to look at pictures and run into old memories. A perfect example is the picture of my girlfriends and me. I would never had remembered that party had I not seen the picture. Once I saw the picture I remember it. I even remember the shoes I was wearing all though you can’t see them in this picture. Another example is the picture with Ana (my sister) and Debbie (my cousin). We had gotten in a text conversation after I sent her the picture and she said she had not remembered how much time we had spent together as kids. I can not wait to get all of the pictures scanned. I can then do slideshows and have them running on my computer. It will be fun to run into old memories at random times. I can’t wait to see what happens.