Saving my memories online.
As I’m watching the coverage on TV of hurricane victims in the Gulf states and fire evacuations in L.A. County (don’t ask me why I get only Southern Calif. stations when I live in Souther Oregon!), it makes me wonder what I would grab in an emergency and what I would miss most. Selling my dream house and the constant self inventory of recovery have lessened my overwhelming desire for “stuff,” so I’m pretty sure that most of my most treasured items would be sentimental: my scrapbooks, the kid’s art projects, pictures of loved ones, my grandpa’s purple heart. But I do take heart in knowing that a lot of my precious memories have been saved online in blog form and on photo sharing websites, such as KodakGallery (a lot of older pix) and Flickr (mostly newer). I would encourage any avid amateur photographer to utilize one or more of the many photo and file sharing services on the Internet. Just in case. 🙂