Saturday, July 24, 2010

Getting Ready for Family Reunion

Saturday, July 24

That time of the year has arrived for my mom’s side of the family to hold their family reunion. This Miller Reunion got started back in the 1910’s when my grandfather and his siblings got together for the first one. They usually met on the fourth Sunday of July.

I have not missed too many of them over the last 30 years and have the photos to prove it. The one thing I have not done over the last four years has been to print the photos I took. So, when I made the decision to do so, I did not realize what a job it would become.

I believed I had to print only the last three years. Wrong! After looking through my scrapbooks, I found that I had not printed the last four years.

Okay, my next step - look them up and see if I could burn them over to my USB drive. The 2009 photos had not been edited. Oh man, and the reunion is almost here. I spent an hour editing and formatting those 2009 photos. Found some of them had gotten corrupt. This was the first time this happened to me. I will check my backups to see if they are as well. If so, then I lost about 15 photos.

Then I checked out the 2006 set. Luckily, all 200 photos had been edited. Before I knew it, I had over 387 photos that needed to be printed. No problem there. My local Wal-Mart offers one-hour photo service. While they printed them up, I could look around for the photo pages, binders, and a hair cut.

After getting the hair cut, I found the binders since they were on sale. But my Wal-Mart is in the middle of a major renovation. I mean the only two things in their original spots are the jewelry department and the deli. So, I spent the next 45 minutes trying to track down the photo page inserts. A Wal-Mart Associate found them.

To make a long story short, I know have all of my photos sorted, sleeved and in binders. I am all ready for the reunion. Now, I just need to make sure the rechargeable batteries are ready to go when we leave for the reunion. Would be shameful to pop out the digital camera and it not work because the operator forgot to charge the batteries.

Though, I know some people who would love to hide my camera as soon as I walked in the door. Yes, I do make a pest out of myself at times. Oh, well. See ya later.

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