It's week six and I love this project.
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Week of : February 4 - February 10.
What happened this week? This was the first week of Paul being gone and the "new normal" has set in. I drove down to San Diego to be at the new house for the inspection.
Anything special in the spread? Indeed. I added two 8.5x11 page protectors this week. I emailed Paul a LONG email about everything that I thought about the house and what we had learned from the inspector. You'd never know this, based on how much I write for the blog, but I am usually quite short with emails. So this one, with it's 17 paragraph form bullet points was a doozy. Paul's response email was too classic not to include it, so I added that in too.
I just printed off our conversation onto regular computer paper using the gmail print button. I wanted it clear that this was an email, time-stamps and all. I ended up with three pages, which was not ideal for adding just one page protector back and front, so I went with two and added a patterned paper to the front side of pocket one. This is one of the Seafoam 12x12 papers and the pattern is big, but it works great in this format. I added Amy Tangerine letter stickers on top.
Overall thoughts : I included two photos Paul sent of his living space on deployment so we have a record of that. The goal is one "Paul photo" a week and ideally, I'd like some with him in them, but this is a good start.
Ratio of iPhone photos to "real camera" photos : 5 to 5.
Tools used : Design A pocket pages, We R Memory keepers 8.5x11 page protectors, Fiskars corner rounder, Zig Millenium pen, Rotatrim paper trimmer, Office Depot date stamp, staz-on ink. All photos were printed at home on my HP Photosmart 2575 printer on Office Depot semi-gloss photo paper.Project Life is a memory-keeping system created by Becky Higgins. I use photos, text and stuff to document our life weekly. You can see all the posts from 2012 here and 2013 here. Do you have a question about how I am tackling this project? Check here.