Not sure if you noticed that most of my pictures of Christopher are recent. I guess that would make sense as sharing him at seventeen would provide the most current photos on hand. That, plus the fact that cellphones make it immediately possible to capture the moment and almost every one of us has a cell in our hand or pocket at all times.
You may have also noticed that there’s a gap in time that seems to be missing. My pictures go from seventeen down to about ten. Why? Because my old computer crashed and that’s where all the digital pictures are stored! There’s probably a good five to seven year span unaccounted for (not too thoroughly anyway) and I can’t wait to get my hands on the photos. File me among the guilty of those who take pictures and never get them developed. I look at them on my computer screen and that’s about it. I know there are plenty of you just like me. We have good intentions. Now I need them! Ugh.
I have the old computer, just one of those things on my “to do” list – find a place and then lug the old computer there to get the pictures off the old hard drive. It’s been on my list forever. I’ll get to it, I’m just not fast enough to satisfy myself. Now I have an urgency to get to them and so I will. I could do it myself if only I could find the cord to plug into the computer!
Of course it has to be some special Gateway model with a weird socket which I misplaced when I moved several years ago… I looked for a replacement cord on Ebay once and then it slipped my mind and I never completed the task. My “to do” list is pretty long but unfortunately it’s all mental, I need to actually write these things down and then they’ll really get done!
So, eventually you will see a new barrage of pictures at some point and you’ll know I actually followed thru and got the photos off the hard drive :-)
I know I can’t be alone in this. I have at least one sister in the same boat (probably all five of them is more like it). We take the pictures on our fancy digital cameras and then nobody gets to see them. They live on the computer once we download them. We never go to CVS and actually take the time to make prints.
I liked the “good ‘ol days” of rolls of film. We had no choice but to develop them if we wanted to see the results of our events. Well… some people actually didn’t even get around to getting them developed – but I was NOT one of them. I always brought my film in to the photo counter. I remember sometimes there would be a coupon in the paper for free double prints too. Jackpot! One set to keep, one to share. That was always nice. It wasn’t THAT long ago was it???
Well, hoping you do something about your pictures if you find yourself in the same boat as me. At least put them onto a digital frame or something!
Next thing I need to tackle will be moving my VHS videos to my computer. I’ve got years of those and an entire tote bag of VHS-C tapes that I can’t watch as I have no VCR anymore. How awful! That’s a whole other “to do” item I wished I had already completed… I need to figure this out and get moving so I can see Chris and Jeremy as toddlers once again. Thank God I have them, even if I can’t access them yet but, I will! That's called P.M.A. "Positive Mental Attitude!" It helps, try it.
Thank you for reading.