Cleaning Up and Some Memories

My Mother and Father In-Law will be moving in with us late in October.  They are both in great health, they are selling their house and building a new one in North Carolina.  Plus, my mother-in-law is a school teacher and will be retiring after this school year.  So the stay with us is only for 7 - 9 months.  So nothing serious, just temporary.

3 and a half years ago when we moved in to this house, we put a lot of things into our unfinished area and never really went back to the area to clean up.  That area just kept getting worse over the last 3 years.  To prepare for my in-laws visit, we needed some space to temporarily store some stuff in the unfinished area in the basement.

So we have been going through and cleaning up and throwing an amazing amount of old stuff away.  Most of it really old technology and things that have been collected over the years that have been boxed up so we obviously did not miss them.

It was interesting finding some of this old technology from years ago that was high tech at the time.  Who remembers these digital cameras:


This was high tech, took pictures is 640x480 pixels.  Yeah do the math, that is just less than 1/3 of a megapixel.  It write the pictures to 1.44 MB floppy disks.  This was even before cell phones had a camera.  How about this cell phone:

Or how about a portable CD Player:

We have pretty much gotten is cleaned up and it looks amazing.  It has never been this clean since we moved in.  It was long overdue.

The other thing that I am still working on is the network racks.  When we moved in I put up network racks for test equipment and more but never really completed it like I had intended.  During the past few weeks I have been working hard on the network racks.  I am going to do a separate post on just the network racks.  I am about 80% complete on that part of the project.