I've got to apologize in advance—this could possibly turn out to be the most boring week ever in the history of TOP.*
At least I'm making progress....
This is about two-thirds of the books from the living room (which in turn are roughly half the books in the house). On the plus side, I've discovered that file boxes make great book boxes...they're not too big and they have handles, making them easy to carry. And we've got a box wholesaler with a warehouse about five miles from me, so they weren't too expensive either.
So I've been preoccupied. B&H had a big sale on memory cards yesterday and...I missed it. Sorry about that. I was happily writing a post about it this morning when I reached what looked like a little snag, so I called my friend Isaac (yo, Issac!) at B&H to ask him why I wasn't seeing the sale prices on the product pages. The sale was over, that was why. Duh. A day late and a dollar short, Mike.
But this one I can't miss...they're having a sale on scanners for the entire month of April. May. I meant May. This month, whatever it is. (Maybe physical labor dulls my brain, I don't know. Maybe my brain is full of carpet fibers.)
Plustek OpticFilm 7400 Scanner $222.95
All are for 35mm slides and negs. I've never used any of them and don't know anything about 'em—I'm just passing the good word along.
And if you'd like a sort-of-free Epson V700, let me know. [UPDATE Thursday noon: The V700's been spoken for.] As far as I know it's broken, so you'd have to be willing to send it in to an Epson Service Center and have it looked at. I do have the box for it, and new it retails for $520, so you should be able to save some money if it turns out to be repairable. I hate to send it straight to recycling—I got pathetically little use out of it before it went kerblooey. Anyone who wants to take a flier on it can have it for the cost of shipping. Let me know.
(I think I'm star-crossed when it comes to Epson products. Everything I've ever bought from them seems to spontaneously explode, implode, corrupt or seize up in short order. I always assume it's my fault. But maybe the foundation of my house is made of anti-Epsonite or something. Maybe that's what the carpet was made of.)
I think I'm a little punchy.
Back to work.
*Although we do have a nice post by Kirk Tuck coming up on Saturday.
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