I’m feeling pretty proud of myself today. For the last 9 years or so, it’s been a project of mine to scan in all our old family photos.
All of them.
It started out with a small box and then the pile just kept getting bigger. And the bigger the pile got, the further the project moved down on my to-do list. I mean, some of the photos are so old I don’t even know who the people are in them. So unless there are names on the back, I haven’t got a clue.
While I was off this summer, I made a list of projects I wanted to try and complete. The photo scanning was one of them. I started off with the most recent ones – the ones that were me and my kids, and then worked my way backwards in time.
And I’m done!
I have a pile of photos for each of my siblings (all extras of the scanned photos) and the rest are stored away in photo albums after scanning. Why store them after scanning? I don’t know. I mean, that was the original intention – scan them so that I could have a digital copy rather than a physical one.
But I just couldn’t bring myself to destroy them. Trashing photos of my kids or family members seemed wrong. So, I have both – a digital and physical copy. But now they’re not sitting around in a box in the floor of my closet, so I’m calling it a success!