Despite desperately needing to go into work today, I decided to stay at home and clean up the six months of neglect that has been accumulating.
It's pretty terrible. I've already managed to haul out five giant bags of garbage, and will undoubtedly haul out another five before the day is over. I have no idea how I manage to accumulate so much crap, but it's everywhere. Piled in the closet, stacked in corners, covering my desk... and all the stuff that I don't throw away has to be organized somehow.
Out of all of it, it's the photographs that bother me the most. Everything before 2001 is a hopeless mess, scattered around in dozens of boxes. Even if I took the time to organize and label my photos, it's still inconvenient to access them. Unlike everything from 2001 onwards, which was shot digitally, and is neatly indexed in iPhoto...
So now I'm faced with either having to buy a high-quality scanner and manually converting everything to digital... or paying a company to do it for me. The cost is about equal. But if I buy a scanner then I've got to do all the work myself, and that takes a lot of time I don't have. Oh well... it's not like I'd have a lot of use for the scanner afterwards anyway.
Wow. Some of these photos are kind of embarrassing. If I send them off to be scanned, I wonder what the chances are that they'll end up on the internet somewhere?
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That’s weird, we both chose the same weekend to clear out junk. Hey, at least you’ve got your iPhoto library tidied up into neat albums. I’ve pretty much left mine as one big glob, divided into the occasional roll but that’s about it.
I thought I had some witty retort to the embarassing photos/online reference, but it appears that I lost my wit in an arm wrestling match last night.
Yeah, Katie and I have been talking about clearing out junk for weeks.
But we still haven’t gotten to it.
Must be a January thing. Bret and I had a heavy conversation last night about the toxic waste dump that our apartment has become. Sometimes I just want to drop a lighted match, grab the cats and run like hell.
Ok, so you were here cleaning 🙂
You obviously have a twin/alter ego in the world who happened to be in Thailand at the same time as me. To be more exact at Railey Beach, Krabi. I was so close to walk up and say -Hi, I read your journal all the time bla bla bla.
Hope 2006 will be a good year for you and I look forward to read more here at blogography!
I always wondered what kind of stuff floats past you when you work at a scanning (or photo developing) company…