I’m pretty sure the manservant’s grandparents never envisioned such electronic gadgetry one day gracing the top of their table.
I’ve completed the albums for 1984 and 1985 – those albums are not in the photo above as I dismantled them as I went, and had no inclination to retrieve them from the rubbish pile outside and stage them on the table, just for the sake of a photo.
It took 4 long basically uninterrupted days to do that – which was easy because the office was closed Saturday-Tuesday for the New Year and the manservant was in Hawaii.
Since then I’ve only done 19 photos – last Sunday. It would’ve been more but my scanner went all union about overtime. I could bring the image up on my computer screen but when I clicked “OK Scan” it would tell me it was disconnected (in some loopy italic font which just screamed “I’m laughing at your frustration”! ) I’d turn it off or change to the other USB port and it’d do one photo and then do its “stand down” thing again. I hate it when things go flaky just because.
It’s a Canon Pixma combined scanner/printer which I got in 2011 – it’s done quite a bit of printing but up until I started *the project* not a lot of scanning. Even during those 4 intensive days I only did 603 photos. Is the maximum number of scans this low? I hope not; I’ve got a hell of a lot more photo-years to do yet!
Even when (if?) it gets back into the swing of being an efficient & proficient scanner it is going to be a long time before we get to eat dinner at the table. Once I’ve finished all that you see there (and the 25kg/55lb box under the table also contains albums), there are more albums around the house as well as photo boxes.
I was planning to spend time this weekend scanning but the weather forecast is for temps in the 60’s and that sounds way too nice to be inside fighting a temperamental scanner.