... what I will be doing this week. I have not been sick nor depressed; distracted would be the best description I guess. My plan for the blogs for this month is now about a week behind but I just discovered something really exciting, more a little later.
Tuesday, October 8th, we were still in the Highlands until early afternoon and then crossed back into the Lowlands. It was another really full day and I was struggling with what our timeline was, simply because my memories come back stronger when I can track the day.
It was frustrating me my Google timeline doesn't seem to track with what I thought. Have asked my sister about it, we wondered if it was one of the days we hit a traffic jam, etc. All stuff anyone reading this will probably be thinking, "so what?"
I have read all my life and one thing that "ruins" a story for me, fiction or not, is when the "facts" don't hold so I want my journal to be as accurate as possible. It also helps me to relive it on Google Earth. I love that because time really flew. It is great fun for me to go back and take a closer look at where we traveled and research more about each area and place.
So today as I plunged back into looking at the Google timeline and then at my photos for the day I made a great discovery. I was opening the photos and digging into the properties to see date and time they were taken which was helping my quest but would be time consuming. After looking into a couple of them I noticed something and it's a really big "Duh" to have never noticed/known before. Every photo has a "camera assigned" set of numbers. The first set is the date with the year first; that I knew because it's very obvious. The second set of numbers I have always thought were a random numbering order is actually the two digit hour, minute and second the photo was taken! How did I not know this?
Definite Hallelujah moment as well as a little embarrassing for someone as generally tech savvy as I am! Anyway, I am so excited to know going forward tracking where we were will be so much easier knowing the time. Have already tried to figure out more about the route, etc. when we were in Ireland and went from Killarney to The Ring of Kerry and back as it's very rural, mountainous and proving to be very difficult. Now it will still take some diligent time on Earth but so much easier.
This silly little discovery was just the "oomph" I needed to make me smile and not care what's happening outside my walls. What's happening inside them is happy, challenging and a constant reminder of how blessed I really am.
The blog will be back "on the road" to my first ever distillery, Blair Athol, very soon.