Friday, June 12, 2009

A change of plans

So what were your plans for the day? Mine were to do laundry, clean the bathroom, dust - you know, those fun things. Mind you the cleaning part doesn't take long when you are in a one bedroom apartment, but I had a good bit of laundry to get done. Since I wasn't planning on going anywhere I was taking my time getting myself ready for the day - when I went to get dressed I discovered we had NO WATER! Argh. Kinda hard to do laundry w/o water! I walked down to the office and was told it would be off (the entire complex was off) for at least a couple of hours. At this point I did the only thing a reasonable person could do - threw on some make-up and went shopping! Mostly looking but I did pick up a couple more boxes so I could work on a project I started a couple of weeks ago. I spent two days moving pictures from this box

to these boxes

That plastic box was at overflow status - and that is probably only about 1/3 of the pictures I need to go through. At the moment I am just getting them in order by year. The wicker container has pictures that have no real clue as to when they were taken but since I can narrow most of them down to within a couple of years, I'll go back through them when I finish the others and should be able to get pretty close by finding similar pictures. My goal is to eventually get them all into albums but I still have a long way to go. I still have pictures at home that I haven't brought back with me - I figured I had enough to get a good start with that one box! Once I get them all grouped in years, I'll try to get them in order by month - or as close as possible - before I start putting them in albums. I also have one full box of just play photos from Jason's high school plays - they aren't in any kind of order either! I was pretty good at making notes on the back as they were developed when I only had one kiddo - by the time #2 came along - and started walking at 9 months - I was doing good to get the pictures taken in the first place. That was one busy child! (he still is!)

Well - I suppose I should at least go wash the coffee pot since I hadn't even done that when the water went off.

Have a great weekend!


Jan said...

Tina, looks and sounds like you were very productive! What a wonderful idea for me too, since I have all of my pics just thrown in a similar, but taller rubbermaid container...horrors!

Anonymous said...

me too..a cabinet full of loose picture packets in our den. yuck! good work! Terry in Arlington

Brenda Kula said...

Well, when given lemons, make lemonade. And that's just what you did. I need to get my photos in better order too.