Its a lovely day out there

and as much as I need to be outside, there is just too much to accomplish.  On the agenda today besides backing up files and photos I have decided to tackle the pile of hard drives which have accumulated over the years. Some date from Heidelberg before I moved to the UK (2008) and most of the rest since. The storage size on most makes me question whether or not some shouldn’t just be tossed. And that doesn’t include those now refusing to be read.

So, I am figuring that I still need a few; duplicates of the important files; audio books; TV Series, photos; files from forever ago. But I don’t want to admit how many hours it is going to take to consolidate 9 larger drives for which I can mostly find power cords and the hordes of smaller drives that seem to have done the rabbit while tucked safely away in a shipping container.

So I start in. And start going slowly insane. I have a lot of duplicates, several drives which have seen better days and some missing connecting cables.  But I will  persist, or gone insane – one of the two.

Meanwhile – I finished “The Coroner’s Lunch” in audio by Colin Cotterill. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and am off to read in the second in the series (borrowed in eBook from the public library. The Vietnam era is clear in my mind, but not always the connections with Laos and Cambodia so reading something set in a non-western, non-English world is fascinating. Keeping the year – 1975 in the forefront of my mind is a more than occasional challenge but helps me think back to when I was an intern.  Other than a few of us, Vietnam was an issue. Laos? Who had heard of Laos?  It wasn’t a location that entered the public consciousness till well after 1975 when the.evemts protrayed took place.

and then there are puzzles. But more about them another day.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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