Random Thoughts

May 13, 2013


1. We are having a freak heat wave. Today the high was 85 and tomorrow it’s supposed to get up to 95. Thankfully it should dive back down after that because we haven’t had our air conditioner looked at since it died the last hot day of the summer.

2. I have a mole on my face I keep messing with. I should really get that checked out.

3. I had a third thing, but I forgot it.

4. I remember. I deleted over 4,000 photos from my computer tonight. I just bit the bullet and deleted almost all of them from two years ago (mostly school photos). It’s so freeing! I think I’ll go delete a thousand more!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Random Thoughts”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    4,000 photos? How long did that take? Did you look at each one or just dump folder after folder into the “recycling bin?”


    • Lauren Said on:

      I just took a breath and scrolled fast. I did keep some of them, but I take roughly 25 bad photos for every good one, so it wasn’t too awful. It only took about 15 minutes and I was ruthless. I’m sure there are some I’ll regret, but when you have 13,000 photos it’s probably time to take action.

      Kristi, I don’t print any of them except for the Christmas and Mother’s day photos for the kids’ presents, but I do those right away. They were just taking up space.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    How many of those photos do you print? Printing our pictures from China was a monumental task, but I “only” had about 300-ish of them.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Randon thoughts…..are there any other kind?

    We’re having a cold day today…..which I would normally love….but I switched to sandals last week & I hate to have to go back into socks & shoes.


  4. Brad Said on:

    Storage just keeps getting cheaper and cheaper. It’s not been much of an incentive to delete old pictures. I, too, take multiple pictures of the same thing. Having a bunch of pictures of the beach might be fun to go back an look at some day, but they’re sandwiched between 15 pictures of macaroni and cheese, and 27 pictures of a weird cloud I saw.



    • Peggy Said on:

      (Hehe…I almost linked that link….but I didn’t know if Lauren’s mole was like ‘the mole’ & I didn’t want to say anything. That’s not polite. Moley, moley, moley, moley, moley. Don’t say mole.)


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