Friday, July 30, 2010

My side job this summer...

My office/work area in our glorified utility room has been a mess all summer.
Pictures in boxes and bags were all over!
My responsibilities during harvest involve a lot a down time between activities, and since I have nervous energy to burn (well, nervousness that burns energy) I need to have a project that I can pick up and put down as the interruptions occur.

This year, since my we are celebrating my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, I decided to scan and print all their slides. This led me to the "Picture Boxes" that were in the attic as my curiosity wanted to fill in all the blanks. As a result, I ended up sorting through all their photos, and putting them in pocket albums.
I've spent many days now transported back to my childhood, and Oh! The NOSTALGIA!! It was really quite wonderful, and fun...and though there were many pictures that couldn't be placed for exact time and location, so many others brought back memories and feelings and laughter. It was a treat...

However, I admit that I am glad it is all done...Very satisfying to know that the approximately 2000 pictures that were ignored in boxes are now in chronological order (for the most part) and can be enjoyed by our family. I can't wait for my sisters to look through them, and hear what memories they bring back for them..

Forgive me for patting myself on the back...but I'm just so excited about these books, that I had to share. It was one of those projects that always seemed to big too complete...
but now it is done...
and will never have to be done again!

4 comments:

Ridgely said...

gobliI can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am with this feat! I shudder to think of even attempting something of this magnitude. At one point I had all of Jess' baby pics in books, but thru the years she has scavanged them for one project or another and now they are a mess and will probably stay that way until I retire! Or death occurs, whichever comes first! :)

Tami said...

I am so impressed. I will be dropping off my 52 gallon container of pictures this week for you to document my family. Thanks!

Ross and Taya said...

Wow, what an incredible project! Great job.

Janice said...

You go girl!! What an accomplishment! I would send Erin and Meagan a bill for their portion of your wages!! :-) What a fabulous gift for your parents and the rest of the family too!!

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