As I mentioned yesterday, I was looking for a particular picture of a quilt. Found the picture, but it threw me for a loop trying to find it. Where would I even begin to look for that picture?
For the most part, I know where things are or at least, the box/container that it is stored in. Yesterday, my mind was BLANK. Nothing came to mind as to where the pictures could be or even what to look for. Yikes - that's never happened before. Should I be worried?
I started in the family room where pictures are stored.
|Boxes of pictures - NO photos of quilts|
|Photo albums - NO photos of quilts|
|Index card with the quilt picture on it|
As an aside - let's not forget the pictures that are on memory cards and USB sticks!!!
|Memory cards, USB sticks (a small portion of the ones I own)|
While I was out driving yesterday, a thought occurred to me and when I got home, I verified and YES - I found quilt pictures. They were tucked deep down in a storage room in the basement. Very hard to reach!
|The pictures were shoved way down in a corner, deep in a storage room|
I found a box and several binders. Why was everything tucked away in that corner? No idea!!!
|Quilt related documentation|
I looked through everything and NO PICTURE. Then I started to look through the last book - My Quilt Journal. How many of you bought one of those books???
|My quilt journal|
|The photo, the fabric swatches and the story!|
On a related note, an incident happened recently to a friend of mine. A very serious computer incident which has resulted in a HUGE clean up.
As a result, I vowed that I'm going to get myself organized if it kills me. I have boxes of financial stuff for shredding, photos and files that need to be compiled, cleaned up and backed up. I have computers that need updating, physically moved and backed up.
|External hard disks|
It is a huge huge job, but if I don't do it, or at least get started - it's only going to get worse. And I'm tired of the mess. Today, I almost caved and called a dumpster!!!!!! (NOT the quilting stuff - just everything else). But I can't do that. So now I have to devise a plan that is going to make this happen. Not sure what or how, but it has to be done.
I did start tonight, by putting a bunch of old bank statements and old medical claims in the box to be shredded. Our little shredder is toast and based on the quantity we have to shred - I'm thinking we're just going to take the boxes to a place where it is shredded. That will save a ton of time.
I know that I have attempted this in the past - but I can't let it go on. I know that I'm not a hoarder, but this mess is starting to bug me a LOT!!!!
I'm putting my thinking cap on to see what I can come up with. I'll be sure to share those ideas with you!
Have a great day!