Welcome Patti C. as my latest follower. I can't tell if you have a blog or not for me to plug, so I'll just say welcome.
I haven't scanned any pictures yet today because I had appointment at the Apple Store to help me with my new external hard drive. My one hour appointment turned into a two hour appointment and Brian, the young man who helped me, was the best helper I've ever worked with. We've scheduled another get together for next week. I've had my Mac for two years and I know I haven't been using it to its full potential, but I haven't enjoyed the previous helpers and kind of drifted away from the One to One sessions. Unfortunately, the store is located in a mall and I usually avoid malls like the plague, especially on weekends. It was hard to find a place to park, it was crowded and noisy, so I made sure to schedule our next appointment during the week.
FYI to other external drive owners. A couple of you made comments on previous blogs that you are also using external drives and I want to let you know what Brian, Apple Store, said about external drives. He said that it's also a good idea to download pictures to a DVD-R. Reason? Because they can be stolen along with your computer (happened to a customer of his) and they can also go bad like hard drives on our computer. So, DVD-Rs are on my shopping list. Maybe that's the way I should have started, it would have been cheaper.
So what did I do instead of scan pictures? I sorted through books. I went into this project telling myself that I can't hang onto all the books I have, they won't fit in the RV, and many of them haven't been opened in forever. That alone is a good reason to get rid of them. Aaaaand, I'm retired now and the books that are job related are no longer necessary, which most of them are. It's still a hard thing to do...get rid of books. I also found quite a few more pictures to scan. When I was in the garage looking for boxes to put the books in to take to the second hand store, I managed to locate the box with all the slides in.
Speaking of books, I have a concern about books and RVing full time. I'm always reading a book and I'm wondering what to do when I'm on the road. Now I get all my books from the library because it's so much cheaper. At home I read books and in the car I listen to books on tape. I'd like to continue with the books on tape when I'm driving to my next destination and I go through withdrawal if I don't have a book. Any ideas or suggestions?
I think I'm feeling brain dead from all the computer knowledge I packed into my brain today. So, I'm going to close for now.
More sun please,