I've been starting to feel some stress about finding a job and some other things, so I decided a good OCD-inspired project would help soothe my over-active mind. I bought a scanner yesterday and except for a brief sleep, I've been sitting in my pajamas at the dining room table going through photos ever since.
All of my photos are already labeled, in date order, in boxes separated by year. (I can't help it.) So I've been going through them and starting at the beginning and just scanning, keeping them in date order and filing them by year on my Mac. I back up my Mac regularly (daily or weekly) via Mac's awesome Time Machine technology (which I had to use last night for the first time ever - it was amazing and it saved my bacon), and then I have a separate external hard drive which I use to back up my pictures and documents a second time. (A Western Digital My Passport 250 gig. It's tiny and awesome.) I do that every week or so.
But now I have a few dilemmas. First, do I throw away my hard copy pics once I scan them? I am very anti-clutter, but it's pretty counter-intuitive to throw out pictures. Second, even though I have two back-ups of my photos, it worries me to have everything on-site. I wish I could also do an off-site back up, but the reviews for Carbonite and similar services are terrible. Should I just put my 2nd hard drive in a different place in my house?
Anyone? What have you done? What would you do if you had OCD and time on your hands? Be nice or the kitten gets it.