Thursday, March 12, 2009

Photo Favor

Since my son moved out a couple of weeks ago, we have been spending nearly every spare minute working on one room or another, as a domino-effect is taking place here. We gave him our bed so we had to get a new bed, which gave us the opportunity to clean, update and rearrange our bedroom. We gave him our couch which gives us a good excuse to clean, update, and rearrange the living room. We're painting and fixing up his old bedroom in the basement for my daughter to occupy, and completing the remodel of the basement bathroom we started nearly three years ago. Then we'll be updating and painting my daughter's old bedroom into which I'll move my office. And finally we'll upgrade my office to a utility room with an eye on eventually making it a guest bedroom.

Whew! Probably too much information, but trust me when I say things here at our household are in a deep, DEEP state of transition. Don't expect cleanliness if you stop by for a visit. In fact, we'd probably have to move something just so you could sit down.

All of this is to say that one of the things we found - perhaps I should say excavated - while cleaning/moving/rearranging was a bag of old photographs. Things from early family vacations as well as a whole host of photos my parents had given me some time ago. In today's digital age, what to do with these?

Well, at Scan My Photos you can have up to 1,000 photographs turned into digital images for computer or television viewing and/or long time storage and preservation for $49.95 plus your shipping costs to California and back. Now, I have a scanner and I could do this for free ... but frankly, it's worth half a hundred to me not to have to take the time to do it.

Honey, bookmark that site!


Dining out one evening I noticed a group of folks celebrating at a nearby table.

When one young lady pulled out her camera to get a group shot, I jumped up and offered to take the photo so that she could be in the picture.

After snapping the shutter, I said, "Let's do one more in case that one doesn't come out."

The young lady responded, "No, that's okay. I always get double prints."

[Reader's Digest via Joe's Clean Laffs]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator." (Colossians 3:9-10)


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