Wow! I’ve been back on WP more than a month and look how many posts I haven’t done!! …. Talk about a slack-arse!
I’ve not been flitting around the world; there’s been no overtime at work; I have not taken up a hobby or expanded the ones I already have and I haven’t started any projects that would eat up my time. The manservant hasn’t done much traveling though.
And now, I am about to start a project which has finally progressed out of the “thinking about” stage. A couple of years ago I shipped a *lot* of photos from Australia with the intention of scanning them all before anything happened to them or they were lost. (A couple of years? I didn’t realize it was *3* years until I went back to that old post!). Upon arrival I unpacked one box because it was ripped and the albums were falling out – I put those albums on a dining room chair:
Whenever I did notice them the thought of the job ahead seemed a little daunting and I could never quite get myself to make a plan to actually start – until about 2 months ago, when I sat and thought about folders and titles and labeling and disc space. And storage. When I brought up the subject of storage the manservant said “Won’t you just throw them away? Once you have them digitized you won’t need the photos” ….. God – that would make me feel physically sick; throwing away a photo? I would be incapable of doing that.
But I have a plan. I’m going to have to remove photos from the album pages to scan them. After scanning I’m going to write on the back of each photo – who, what, where, when – and then place them in archival boxes I’ve bought (but haven’t unpacked yet). A box so huge the manservant had to rent a car to get it home from his office where I’d had it delivered!
After I’ve completed the albums I have many more hundreds of photos loose and in photo-boxes spread around the house. Jane has most of our childhood photos/slides but I’ve been a prolific photographer since I was about 18 – so that’s 32 years worth of “film photos” minus those taken in 1976-77 which my ex-husband threw away in a spiteful fit before I could get them out of the house. But, that’s a whole other story as they say ….