“Haste makes waste”

An oft-repeated expression by my mother and probably by her mother. I grew up with quotes and aphorisms (my husband hated them).

Yesterday I approached a sidelined scanning project. I loved the content(s); I hated to scan and discard the “camera ready” pages. Perhaps you would enjoy reading about my trip to Nantucket Island in 1992?

Yesterday, I scanned; I paid a lot of attention to details because I was working with 219 pages. No, I didn’t scan all at one time; I did in sections. Then I combined… and (when double-checking) found four pages error.

I checked all the “help” features in PaperPort (software) for adding pages. But the instructions didn’t match features available on my computer screen. I searched… but never found a satisfying solution.

Last night, and hours today, trying to “cut” sections and “paste” them into a new document.

Bottom line: I could have accomplished the project in less time if I’d started over from the beginning. But it was a challenge and I love computer challenges. It made me sad to throw away pages destined to be copies for great-grandchildren. What’s a gal to do?? I cannot continue to store all these boxes!!


Check back later; I’ll have a link so you can read the book. This afternoon, weary and cautious, I postponed merging the sections for fear I’d duplicate yesterday’s blunder.

Black & white picture of reunion crowd showing Lorraine in the crowd.

Changing the subject: It is 93 degrees outdoors as I publish this at 6:20 PM. Add ten or twelve degrees for “feels like” temperature. Weatherman just said tomorrow we will have “feels like” of 115.

One comment on ““Haste makes waste”

  1. Ten Bears says:

    One of those greatgrandkidz, Ayden, was thumbing through that book just yesterday.

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