Thursday, September 16, 2010

saving my treasures

Go ahead and laugh and get it over with and out of the way.
Go ahead.
I'll wait.
* sound of a little whistling tune*
I am so technologically pathetic because I am feeling extremely proud that I learned something new last night. What was that something?
My A. taught me how to take my treasures, I mean pictures and scanned images (all bazillion of them), off my computer and save them on a USB. If that wasn't incredibly exciting enough all on its own, here's the even more happy dance part...she even taught me how to organize them into folders.
My folders even have folders.
*happy sigh*
I know what you're saying now that you are trying to really catch your breath from your second bout of hysterical laughter.
"Everyone knows how to do that, what's the big hairy deal??!!"
Well ----I didn't know how, so THERE!! I am fully aware that I must have been the only one in the whole universe who didn't.
I have lived in constant fear of my computer taking them to the land of crashed images. Somewhere in the great nowhere, where they float aimlessly lost for all eternity never to be retrieved again.
So now I have a cave of treasures also known as a USB.
Now if I can just get over the constant worry that either the USB will become corrupt/obsolete somehow or that it will be physically lost. It makes me crazy that you can have 1,000's of images on something so gosh darn small.
And don't even get me started on my camera memory cards and all the worries attached to them. Geez!! I can report I have been burning my memory card onto discs. I figured that out on my own, *back patting!* but then I think about how all my kids favorite game discs or movie discs seem to get scratched and them they are *poof* no good anymore.
Maybe I should make 2 discs of each memory card for insurance, do you think?
Heck, why not just make 2 or 3 copies?
I think all this saving technology is all just a new way to make me go crazy.
I think I'll just go listen to my soundtrack from the movie Grease on the 8-track player. Hope that doesn't become obsolete *wink*
PS- We still do have my husband's first stereo system he ever bought. Think corduroy bell bottoms and the 1970's. We really do play 8-tracks in it (not sure, either, if that is fascinating or pathetic.). I have to say, it has killer sound, beter than our newer stereo("Newer" is all relevant here. That one is already about 14 years old!!).


She'sSewPretty said...

hmmmm....should I admit that I always ask my sons to do it for my pix on to the hard drive...nope...I'm not admitting to it...

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

HAHA! My teenager gave me the same tutorial!