It’s Time to Convert
Did I get your attention? LOL. I was forced into retirement at 58 for age bias and health reasons but I’m not writing about that. I’m over that.
I’m married with 3 adult girls. I spent almost every function, holiday and occasion behind the lens of a video camera recording all functions. Like most people you probably have an archive of old VCR tapes taking up valuable space.
I asked each child would you be interested in any of those tapes without getting an overwhelming response. I could not just throw them out because I felt like I was throwing out a big part of my life and missing the enjoyment of the occasions I was at.
Since I now had the time I started a project converting crates of tapes to DVD while keeping the new digital format on files on the computer. This project took me over 6 month’s part time.
When I finally finished I took each video, filed them by year, and put all of them on 3, 128g flash drives. The kids were ecstatic when they opened up these little small wrapped presents at Christmas.
I now was able to discard all those tapes but most important helped me through a tough transition.