I've finished getting all the back up of family photos on to the Smugmug site, around 20k just mine and Mandys shots plus all the extended family history and family events we have covered. I've also managed to get on top of the bus and truck photo filing, thats a job well done. I can't say it has been much of a day, I was sorting out the front garden, put in bulbs and pansies and then thought I'd just do the small island in the back lawn around the acer tree, pulled a muscle in my back, bent double. Hoping to film at Halifax and Bradford tomorrow. We tried to get an appointment with our accountant but nobody rang back, ditto the lady who helped sort the tax ( 20pence) on the house in Ireland last year to do the business for us again, can't make head nor tail out of the HMRC web based submissions. The van needs an MOT before we can tax it despite the fact that it doesn't run out until Thursday , strange systems aren't they. Well feeling quite gloomy and depressed from several fronts but on a positive note I've started putting together the Bus Spot Ultra Sunderland film which will hopefully be ready this week. I'm hoping to get a couple done before Christmas although not sure which the next will be.
As soon as the blasted cabinets are finished and room cleared of boxes of models I'll get on with the new cine scanning machine which I've yet to use. It will be a slow job but hopefully less fraught than the projector and cine going like a Lancaster bomber in the dining room. Fitting around the archives might well be more DVD material from the past to be integrated. The copies promise to offer a much higher quality although not matching the £100k scanners the regional and National archives use. The family photos come out really well on viewing through the Smugmug site, dipping into our archive some shots of the garden at No17 over the years.