Entry 29th November 2018: Post 02: Has it been a year
Has it been a year
Where do the days go. Feels like only a few days ago I was getting
ready for the end of another year and here I am again backing up
and setting matters ready for 2019. So when I reflect on November
2017 I just cannot believe it has been a whole year. Time it does
just zonk by.
Anyway, I hadn't created a picture index for November 2017 so here
it is. Quite busy, but nothing like December. I am not sure I had
intended taking so many fresh images for the site but in truth I
guess I took a lot lot more than you can even imagine. So many
didn't make the pages.
Just to explain for those that don't know. I have been collecting
computers for a good few years [ decades ]. Most of what I had was
carefully stored and placed under dust covers. My work time was so
busy I never seemed to get the time to play.
An opportunity came along in 2013 that allowed me to take leave
from work at the end of 2014. I had always intended taking a
sabbatical so that I could enjoy what I had before I got old. My
intention was to have 3 to 5 years away from work and then take
it from there.
When I finally left the practice in November 2014 I still had a
cat living here who was quite aged. His favourite room just
happened to be where I store most of the kit and he lived on
one or two of the boxes. So I chose not to open up and disturb
him at that time. Anyway, on the stroke of midnight Christmas
Eve of 2016 poor aged Timmay died.
From that moment I have turned the house upside down and opened
all the plastic tubs and boxes and slowly recorded the whole
collection. It took me a good year. I struggled hard and
managed to arrange the collection into manageable mounds so that
I could start recording and photographing it all. I believe that
after over two years I have finally done that.
So what is next..... Well that is easy. Next year. That is all
I can say.