It's Just the Coffee Talking: Inheriting some random items - Looks like I'm going to be converting a few hundred old vintage 1950's slides into digital photos and use an induction cooktop

Good Morning Coffee Friends!

Much like an unwanted house guest, just when I think this dang cold is leaving... it comes back!  After two 'better' nights of sleep, it came back with a vengeance last night.  By 3:30 am the fact that I could not breathe (even with cold meds) made me toss and turn.  I finally relented and had to use the miracle nasal spray.  (I've said before - Afrin is my savior.  Unfortunately it's not good to use it for more than a couple days so I have been barely using it but last night was impossible, so there ya go.)  I was finally able to sleep after that - but only briefly as the day had to begin soon enough.

I had mentioned our trip last week was in part to help an elderly family member.  In doing so, I inherited a few items; one of which is a lot (as in 2 huge drawers packed full to the brim as well as another bag full) of old, vintage, family slides.  There are many boxes marked 1956 with various state parks and vacations my FIL took - and these were dated before he was married as he didn't meet and marry my MIL until the 60's... but then I saw some slides were up until 1982!?   I have no idea why my FIL would still be taking slides into the 80's but he is an odd duck so yes, that's him.  LOL.  
Most are in bad shape as apparently the slides were in the basement which had flooded at some point.  But even if half are ruined, there are still hundreds to check so....
All that rambling over coffee is to say that I am in the market for a slide converter.

I've got some I'm looking at - both pricing at Amazon and BestBuy... I don't have $179 for the one I'd like (the Kodak Slide N Scan) so instead I'm looking at the smaller, cheaper converters like the DigitNow.
I watched a YouTube video and it looks pretty easy to use... and would save me $100 over the more expensive Kodak.  Except I really like the larger viewer screen on the Kodak so I'm still pondering. 

I also came home with a Big Boss Induction Cooktop, which I had never really thought about or cared about but I hated to see it tossed into a landfill when the house is turned over so I brought it home not even knowing if it worked.  I tried it, but it got an error message.  I almost threw it out but then Mr. Coffee found the instruction manual and receipt in a box of photos and papers so I looked over them last night.  BINGO.  I needed a magnet.  Why?  Because that was a quick and easy way to know which pans would work on it!  If you use a pan that isn't induction compatible, it won't work and you get an error message.  I tried it with my cast iron pan and my daily saucepans with a magnetic bottom and it worked perfectly! 

The receipt was dated 2014, but it looks like it's hardly been used. 

Ok, I've got slide converters to research and a decision to be made so I'll hit publish and get on with my day.  Thanks for popping in!  

To put the border crisis into perspective....
Ponder this over your morning coffee.
We've got the population equivalent of an entire new COUNTRY come through our Southern border since Biden/Harris took office.


I think the me who buys groceries
and the me that actually has to cook the meals
are two entirely different people


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