Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday.

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Accomplishing this Tackle it Tuesday has been like unloading a HUGE monkey off my back.

This monkey has been on my back for the last five years. Pestering me. Nibbling on my ear. Pulling my hair. Poking my eyeballs.....Annoying the hell out of me.

I've been putting it off mainly because I've been too lazy to try to figure out how busy to do it. It literally took me five minutes to figure it out and now I feel foolish for waiting so long.

I've had five years worth of digital photos sitting on my computer uncopied and unprotected. If my computer crashed it would have taken along with it all my precious photos.

So....not only do I have all my photos saved on an external hard drive....

But I've also spent this entire past week (a little at a time) saving every single photo (and there's alot) onto DVD. And every DVD has a back-up. I feel so much better now!



18 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

Just noticed you're a fellow nurse. Congrats on your resignation. :D

I need to do this tackle too. Ugh. Plus, I've got weeds bad! I'm tackling my sunflower jungle today! :D

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Bina said...

Holy Crap that's a lot of photos woman!

Thanks for stopping by. What is a SAHM?

I LOVE the song on here!

Bina said...

Boy do I feel like an idiot. I SO wish I could stay home!!!!

stitchin' girl said...

WOW - that's an impressive tackle!

Kristin H. said...

OMG. Now THAT'S a chore! Congratulations on getting it completed :)

the160acrewoods said...

I did a similar challenge today too! I put mine all in books!!
Great job!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Good for you. We do that periodically and then put them in our fire-proof safe.

Sounds like you're feeling better!

Shannon said...

I had the same issue. Except mine are all on a site called Flickr. I need to save them to a memory stick. I have enough but that is just not what I want to do yet. Neither is tiling but hey.
Good for you for finally taking the time to do this. It real is a piece of mind!

Nicki said...

Awesome! I really need to do that. I have a lot of photos haphazardly stored on different flash drives and two different computers. I would love to organize them all one day!

BusyDad said...

I did this diligently for a couple years, but then I realized something. By the time I need these, DVDs will be obsolete. I used to back everything up on floppies. Now they're coasters. Grrr. Damn technology. Dare I just print them out and put them in an album? (what? huh? album? what's that??)

Colleen said...

GREAT TACKLE! I need to make backups of mine...was looking for pics from 2004 the other day (the year my 1st son was born) and PANICKED when I couldn't find them. That and I need to invest in a DVD burner! Too many CDs!

Marni Tiani Self said...

I need to do this one too. :) GO YOU!!!@

Jenny said...

Good for you! That's a great tackle and a good reminder. I have over 4,000 photos just since last summer that would be really missed if lost.

Have a great day!

We are THAT Family said...

Wow---that is a HUGE tackle. Congratulations!

Karen said...

Oh wow. What an awesome tackle.

hope you will come see my tackle at
http://www.chatbugkaren.com/2008/05/06/tackle-it-tuesday-6

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

I left a comment, really I did. I don't know where it is now though. It said something like this...Way to go! That's a big task. I need to do it too, but it seems so daunting. You've inspired me. I'll do it.........next week!

damon said...

NERD ALERT!!!!!!

Each one labeled and individually wrapped for eternal freshness.

Damn, I should probably do that too. If I lost that picture of my boss and his secretary in the fountain at the Christmas party, I would get fired.

Karen MEG said...

You're scaring me... I really need to do that will my gazillion photos too!
YOu're too good!!