I made a promise to my virtual exchange students: they would see maple sugaring in March!
The only problem with this idea? The weather didn’t cooperate. On the day I had scheduled for our meeting, it was too cold. The sap didn’t run.
“No matter,” I said. “I’ll make a video.” Now, I am not a videographer, but I figured it could not be all that hard.
As usual, my optimism proved me wrong, and I ran into numerous editing problems. The project I thought would take just a few minutes quickly turned into a major time drain as I researched various technical pieces of information.
I even crashed my computer entirely by the evening—too many demands on a too-full hard drive will do that. This did not make the “two good things of the day” list, and I left the office completely frustrated.
But in the end, that was also my silver lining: I was forced to tackle the long-put-off project of moving photos to an external drive, creating space so that I could work.