I don't know if you would notice the difference in the picture but we have a completely new set up for digitizing. If you go back and look at the last picture of David working you will see the changes. Instead of three separate spotlights on each side we have the solid fluorescent strip lights on each side. The monitor is hung right in front of us instead of over to the side. The camera reaches out to the front a lot further than the old one did.
The change over presented a number of problems and we had 2 1/2 days of down time resolving them but we are up and running again and the changes are great! Twice Salt Lake had needed things to us overnight! It was amazing. Tony in camera repair could look at pictures from my phone or take over our computer and figure out how to resolve our problems. So even though David and I are totally technology illiterate we are not alone out here. The support is truly amazing!
Even though we had down time on the camera we were still working hard on the divorce packets. On the right are the boxes of court cases we pul the divorce packets from. In the later years they are color coded as you see in this box. The divorce packets are green. the red packets are cases where the State of Ohio is the plaintiff. The brown packets are other common pleas. In the earlier years they aren't color coded and we have to look much closer to find all the divorce cases. Each row in the white box is considered a "box" and has a number. The packets are pulled from the original white box, the envelope is stapled to the front of a green legal-sized folder and the contents flattened by back folding and put inside. Once we have done that with all 80,000 packets we will go back through them and iron them to get them flat enough to capture. Yes it is a lot of work!
The leaves are really starting to turn now. We don't go to Spencer this weekend because of conference but by the next weekend I expect we will probably see a big change. They say the temperature will drop considerably this weekend. I'm sure not ready for winter so I hope it's not too much.
We've been working really hard this week to catch up on all of our re-work from the blurring and hopefully we will finish that tomorrow and that will be the end of it. We sure hope it is anyway. It sure has been discouraging.
Between that and David beating me mercilessly at canasta it's been pretty rough.
We're excited for the conference, we just can't wait! We love you all so much!