We have been getting Mandys car packed ready for its first long journey, this time to Ireland to see our friends there, inspect our house and sort out business matters. The weather has been awful, it hasn't stopped raining all day. Lots of DVD orders , all getting turned round within 24hours. The digital downloads are starting to pick up, they make life much easier for us, if only I had a magic wand to put all the back catalogue on. We I've added a lots of photos and documents to the Spencer tree on Ancestry and broken through a few old barriers and pushing back to the 15thC in Sussex and Kent. I've almost emptied another bankers box full of 'rubbish', well its just two into one with a few bits in the bin but getting there. The perils of a spec of dust on the scanner became apparant, it may be that I need to inspect the tiny lens each time I use it, the air dust blower soon shifts, just a pain redoing a reel, even 200' can take two hours or more if very full on the reel. The standard has remained remarkable and I did start trying to find workarounds on the net for 400' reels but despite earlier mentions it seems to have faded to splitting into two sections to process. This only involves one join and could be done on the nearest existing splice, these are every 50' minimun. I'm still looking daily at the weather for a clearance and a chance to get out filming. Here are some shots on a digitised disc I found in the 'rubbish' box!
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