When I Say I’m Busy…
I mentioned way back in March that my house was a mess and I needed to take a blogcation to deal with it. Well, during my “blogcation” I wrote a ton of posts, co-hosted The No Housework Party (ironic, no?) with Rachael, got the flu for two weeks, took Adaline to see the Easter Bunny, had Easter, was poked and prodded by the obgyn, had mother’s day, made a baby, redesigned my blog, and then it was June, and guess what…yeah, I never cleaned anything. Blah. The mess needs to be addressed and fast. We have a room we use for storage that’s going to have a baby sleeping in it in eight months.
One of the reasons why I need guest bloggers is because my computer is needed for other things. For the past two days I’ve had my laptop hooked up to my VCR and I’ve been transferring videos into digital format. Then I can either ditch or store the videos and create some much-needed space. This is going to take months. The transfer happens in real-time which means if I have 80 hours of video, it’s going to take 80 hours to transfer which means that’s 80 hours that I can’t access my email/blog. On top of my extreme exhaustion and potential nausea that may or may not begin any day now…I’m really hard at work trying to get this stuff done so that we can finally clean up this mess.
Here’s the set up that I’ve got going on.
The computer on the far left is being used to transfer audio cassettes into digital format. My laptop is hooked up to the VCR which is transferring VHS tapes into digital format. I can be in the family room with Adaline while these two computers are busy doing their transferring thing. When I have someone to keep an eye on her, then I sit at the table and scan photos into the small black scanner to the right of the laptop. When I’m done scanning I mark the back of each photo with an “s” so that I know it’s been scanned.
Needless to say that I not only have very little time for blogging since my computer is otherwise occupied, but I also am exhausted by the end of the day and just really don’t feel like writing. I have a million ideas for great posts (oh you will love the extensive Father’s Day link list if I ever get a chance to finish it!), but after a day chasing around a toddler and/or melting my brain in front of a scanner (coupled with pregnancy brain and crazy hormones), I just can’t wrap my head around writing. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I’m rambling now because words just don’t seem to make sense to me anymore.
So the less you hear from me should be a good thing. It should mean that my laptop is hard at work transferring videos. Although I may be absent from commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do, I’d really appreciate it if you could help me show my appreciation to my guest bloggers by commenting on their posts here and visiting their blogs. They are truly helping to keep me sane.
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