Mission Accomplished!

Last week I decided I wanted to have reprints made of some of my favorite photographs from Europe, including the Venetian Gondolas and the one I used for the Venice Skin. I also have some of the Eiffel tower that were lost when I left the law firm. I had the envelopes that the prints were in, but years ago when I returned from Germany I packed my negatives separately so that if the pictures were lost I would still have my negatives. You can see where this is going, right? Thursday night I stayed up to 3:30am, on a mission to find the negatives. At work on Friday, I just wanted to get home to find my negatives. All weekend long I’ve been on a cleaning and reorganizing mission, which is actually a really good thing. I’m enjoying the overall clean effect – but even after going through every nook & cranny in my bedroom, I couldn’t find the negatives. 2 huge lawn-size trash bags have gone out. 2 boxes of clothes to Good Will. 4 large stacks of paper to recycle. I’m cleaning out! But no negatives.

Then it occurred to me. I have a box in the closet in Jason’s room marked “photos”. It’s a huge box and it has pictures all the way back to probably Junior High. Could I have possibly put the negatives in there? You know… some place logical? Maybe I should look?

YES!!! Sweet success at last! Now I have negatives from Rothenberg, Nurnberg, Munich, Salzberg, Venice, Rome, Cannes, Paris, and Switzerland. I’m so happy. Deliriously happy almost. And I have already started to set up a photo filing system – so after I bring them back from having the reprints done, I’ll store them in a safe place. Where I will know to find them.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

2 replies on “Mission Accomplished!”

You know, I’ve never thought about that, but for really priceless negatives, shouldn’t they be stored someplace like a safety deposit box? I don’t have any personally that are that valuable, but that’s also because I’ve lost all the negatives to favorite old photos from highschool and travels.

Hmmm… the boyfriend is renting an extra large box at the bank for his baseball card collection. Perhaps I should go through his slides and put together a best of box for him to store there too. (He has some slides that are as old as I am.)

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