The last few months have been busy, let alone frustrating.
You see, when my Father-in-Law passed away, we had to bring home a great deal of "stuff" to our garage to go through it and organize. It is traumatic. It is exciting. It is frustrating.
We finally got two cars in, but honestly, the second car didn't really fit, it was too tight.
So, the process has been "weeding".
Now, I am a librarian, "weeding" should be easy. Well, sort of.
It can be obvious what needs to be "tossed" and what needs to be kept. It isn't always so simple when it comes to "historical". Afterall, Hubby's Dad had all the movies from Hubby's Grandfather as well as Hubby's Dad's movies, and slides and photos. Lots and lots and lots of those.
How do you weed those and how?
We discussed it at length...both of us. The conclusion is put all the slides and movies we want to keep on DVD. They will be in a smaller format, less space to store and since the movies are degrading with vinegar syndrome (see Kodak site on that), then no time like the present.
So, we started with the slides. Boxes and boxes and boxes of them. We were "hardcore" on them. If there were three pictures of the same thing, we picked the best of the three. If we didn't know who it was, we "discarded" it. We have spent two months now going through slides!
We also got out the old, old projector for movies that his Dad had and started going through those. Finding that most were important enough for family history, we have taken the smallest down to Costco to be converted....
So, I have to say, if you have those family history in media as we seem to have.....consider Costco...much more affordable than the other companies....
Have a great week...