My car has been in the shop for a while. At first, I was only going to be without it for a very short time. But they are taking WEEKS longer to fix it than what they first said, and being a one-car family is incredibly difficult for us. So I broke down and rented a car today. I had planned on spending the day catching up on the errands I’d been putting off. One of these errands was going to Walmart to drop off some old photos to be turned into videos through their YesVideo service. My dad’s parents passed away a few years ago, and he has a few storage boxes of old photos from their house. They are priceless, and it’s been one of my goals to get them preserved in digital format. This is one of the biggest reasons I was eager to work with YesVideo, in fact.
But I’m not getting any errands run today because of the $@*^%! weather. There was a little snow and sleet this morning, and schools closed early. It normally takes me about 30 minutes to get to school, do the carpool line, and get back home. Today, it took nearly two hours. (Insert more cursing here.)
So I won’t be getting out to go to Walmart today for two reasons. First, I refuse to take my kids shopping with me. When we go to Walmart, they change the name of the store to Covetmart, and the two main departments are Incessant Whining and Bratty Entitlement. Their complaining and begging make me lose my mind. Also, Finn becomes unable to put one foot in front of the other after about five minutes of walking, because he is the laziest child in America.
I also won’t go back out today because of other drivers. Arkansas drivers are the world’s worst under perfect conditions. They run red lights like they’re invisible. They have never been introduced to the concept of indicating a turn or lane change with a blinker. And for some reason they feel like it’s their God-given right to pull out in front of other cars. So you can only imagine what they’re like when you add slick roads to the mix.
The good news? You do not have to go to a retail outlet to use YesVideo’s services. You can do it all online and send your stuff via the mail. You can also order an EasyShip Kit (shown above), and all your packing materials, shipping, etc. is handled for you. It’s incredibly easy. And it’s the perfect option for people who are scared of their own children and/or bad drivers.
The other good news? I’m giving away a $65 credit for the YesVideo site. You can use this for any online order. Transferring slides, photos, old movie reels — whatever you like!
Just think — for the few short minutes it takes you to place an online order, no child will beg you for Hot Wheels or Pokemon cards or candy. No kid will try to “help” you push the shopping cart. And no one will crash into you because they’re texting while driving during crappy weather (yep, that happened to me).
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment. I’ll randomly choose a winner from the commenters one week from today. You can leave any old comment, but really, I’d love to hear what you’d use the credit for. What memories do you need to preserve?
UPDATE: I did the magic number thingie to pick a winner, and that winner is Chris! Congrats Chris! I’ll be getting in touch with you soon about redeeming your credit.YesVideo, a fantastic photo and video preservation service. I am compensated for my work with YesVideo. All thoughts and opinions are my own.