Aside from a car organizer, the only Christmas gift I got (shared with DH) was a digital slide converter. DH has always been the historian of the family — if there’s a family event, he has the camera. So we have boxes and boxes full of slide magazines documenting events before I was born until around 1980. Most of these slides get viewed rarely, of course, unless there’s a big family gathering and he can bring them out for the enjoyment and amusement of the extended family. (“Look at that tie!” “Nice hairdo!” “What happened to your swim trunks?”)
So we have spent a lot of our free time the past week converting slides — well over 400 so far. (And that’s only about a quarter of slides that could be converted!) Today is the day we push for the finish line and complete the project so that our living room can be returned to its normal state. I’ll burn these slides onto DVDs for my stepchildren who, I hope, will be delighted.