Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gotta Love Technology

Oh, the joys of technology!  That's my standard line whenever I am in line, at a Dr. office, or anywhere when the wonders of technology leave us standing and waiting...for whatever reason.  Yes, we do have a love/hate relationship with all of the gadgets and gizmos that supposedly make life simpler, easier, and yes - more entertaining.

We may not have any 8-track tapes around here, but we do have quite a collection of cassette tapes that my husband has gathered over the years.  Many of these tapes have songs that are not available on i-tunes or on a cd.  This year he has been on a mission to convert these cassette tapes into mp3's.  (This is the part where I come in!)  After doing some research I decided the best way to do this was to buy a cable to connect the cassette deck with the computer and use a free program (Audacity) to record and convert the files.  Sounds pretty simple, right?  Need I say that the whole reason I didn't get any sewing done today is that we were working on this project.  Now my husband has about 15 more songs on his computer.  Only about 99,000 left to go.  No, I'm not joking!

Actually it didn't go all that badly considering we are both type A, firstborn people who don't work well together.  There were only a few times we got a little intense (we know when that happens because the dog slinks out of the room, so we laugh and try to cool off a little!).  I had to work really hard to talk in a nice tone of voice and not say things that were not nice.  He had to slow down and listen to my instructions.  We got through it, laughed a little and gave each other a high five when we got the first one done!  It was a good day, even if I didn't get to do any quilting.  I did get to sit in a comfy chair and play on my laptop and hang out with my hubby.  Not too bad!  Maybe I'll get to quilt tomorrow...

1 comment:

DangAndBlast! said...

That's lovely. I need to do that... And I love that you two don't work well together! I always feel guilty because my husband and I don't either, so it's nice to know we're not the only ones!