So yesterday we went shopping for a photo scanner. I had looked online and found what I thought I wanted - but no stores locally had anything close to what I wanted. Came home discouraged - decided to try and order online - and talked to Jamie about ideas for what I should get. Then it came to me - craigslist!!!! Did you hear the music playing - the bells ringing - the fireworks going off? craigslist!!!!!
And there, just posted a few minutes before, was a photo scanner. I emailed quickly and we made an appointment for us to see it at 4:15 - had to wait 2 1/2 hours. Drat - waiting - fidgeting - will the time ever pass???
Got there - talked to the man who advertised it - liked what we saw (the scanner, not the man - though he was nice enough) and bought it.
Now home - to try and install by myself. Got the software installed - and then discovered that the scanner is five years old and doesn't work with Vista. Go online and find the right driver - with just a tiny bit of help - and download that - and it works - IT WORKS - more bells, more fireworks!!!!
This is the inside - with the attachment for scanning slides and negatives - you lift that attachment out and you place photos on the flat part - easy squeazy!
And now - are you ready for this???? The price? You'd better sit down - oh you are already sitting down - then you might want to lie down and have someone read this to you. The scanner box had NEVER been opened (for some reason he had bought two and never opened this one) - so new out of the box - never touched - are you sure you are ready???? $10.00 - I almost fell over when I learned the price!! I was sure that when we got there he would say it was a misprint - but it was $10.00. Now I'm known as a frugal shopper, even a thrifty shopper - and perhaps bit of a tightwad - but come on - $10.00 for a brand new scanner? I've outdone myself!!!! I've even outdone my son and DIL - and they can SHOP.
Now let's look at some photos. . . . scanned photos . . . some photos that were just sitting in the studio - waiting to be scanned (and why were they not in the albums where they should be? Who knows)
Our three sweet babies - Beccy's 6th birthday party. They had all been sick with the flu so the little kids had their jammies on. If they aren't the cutest things, I don't know who is.
Lori and Beccy - they had been baking a cake and they are looking at a photo I had just taken of them decorating the cake. Oh the days of Polaroid cameras.Another baking photo. Beccy had just put the second pumpkin pie in the oven and when she did her pinky finger touched the hot rack and she pulled her hand back and spilled the pie upside down on the oven door - and all over her pants. What a mess - but we still had one pie.
I think these photos came out great - I can't wait to get into the dozens of albums we have full of photos and get them scanned. Don is going to help - he will take them out of the albums and put them back in after I've scanned - it will go much faster that way. Did I mention that I love my new photo scanner??