I have been trying all day to sit down and post something. Instead: I hauled piles of groceries home from two grocery stores, sweated my butt off at a workout class, and enlisted my kids to dismantle my daycare setting quicker than you can say poop-diaper. I also ran into Best Buy followed by an unplanned visit to Party City - a place that always overwhelms me. It was in BB's parking lot - power of suggestion.
All this because I am preparing for Ed's graduation party. Did I tell you that almost no one has declined the evite? Only out of town family like Coach's sis in KC who we knew would not be coming in town said no. I think the guest list is around 80 adults (half of whom are Eddie's friends). Then there are probably 40 kids/cousins - many of whom are hardly 'kids' anymore in the sense that they will probably eat a fair amount.
Anyway, I left you hanging about why this particular 1-800 number call was so outstanding. I use an adobe product called Premiere Elements 14 to make movies. Not like I am the next Steven Spielberg or anything, but the movies are cute - set to music, captions at times, transitions between slides, a mixture of photos and videos.
This is not my first rodeo - I know what I am doing, BUT I have run into issues in the past. Like not enough space on my hard drive to allow the software to do its thing. I have hired a classmate of Mini's in the past - he is a computer genius. He has bailed me out in the past, and fortunately my warm chocolate chip cookies speak to him.
Adobe does not support the software that I use anymore. I think this is lousy. They want me to buy the updated version. I don't make movies often enough to justify dropping $75 on an updated version. Fortunately I found a loop hole, and managed to fudge my way thru the prompts to get in touch with a live person. Bite me Adobe. You should support your damn product!
That's when I began feverishly making this movie for Eddie. I poured over old video and photo files. I compiled a bit too much. Hard to explain but with my new computer I could not upload the files the same way - the software forced me to go thru every file on my computer and save them differently so I could find them. OK so it didn't FORCE me to go thru every file. That process combined with my perfectionist personality, and my photos/video selections blew up. What if I missed something great by not looking at my next file?
My selective perfectionism is a sickness that unfortunately does not carry over into housework. Had to mention that in case we ever meet. (Kari, are you listening?)