Guess what? We’ve sent nearly 300 emails about the 180 Days project.
I think it’s time for an update. Here are the pages I’ve completed so far …
Note: Once I have photos slipped into both sides of a sleeve, I think I’ll staple a bit of memorabilia to a photo from time to time (upper right)
The first spread of each month gets two colored strips. I use rub-ons to add the name of the month. Each month has it’s own color. September is brown, so when I type up the questions and answers in September I change default black (in Word) to brown.
It’s been fun to send Clark these questions and get his responses. I selected the first question, What is your dream car? because I had just snapped a photo of Clark’s car. He texted me his response (Jeep Rubicon) within minutes and then followed up with a “Why ha?” I thought it was funny that he had obviously forgotten all about my project. I decided to have a little fun, so I texted back, “I’m buying you one! ha.” Clark’s response, “Ha a hot wheel” and then about 20 minutes later I get a new text … “Are u really buying me one??”
One question I’ve been asked multiple times is, what are the 4×6 pieces of pattern paper for?
My answer: Just to have on hand for days you don’t take a photo. You can slip a piece in the photo sleeve and add a piece of memorabilia, or some journaling. There are generally a few extra photo sleeves at the end of each month — I will probably add the pattern paper here, just to give the overall project some visual interest and flow.
Pictures I’ve taken so far:
1. first day photo
2. Red Rock Relay race number
3. Clark running one of his legs in the relay (I added a salt package from In-N-Out burger where we stopped to eat)
4. back at home filling out papers to join cross country
5. Clark’s car backing out of the garage
6. the reader board at the high school
7. the fall sports schedule (notice the pattern paper)
8. a photo from the first football game (I texted Clark and asked him to snap a pic with his phone!)
9. his TOMS shoes as he headed out the door one morning
10. Mike Toth, his seminary teacher
11. Erin, me and Whitney — three of the senior moms doing this project.
12. chips and salsa — Clark’s favorite homework snack.
The following announcement is for readers local to me.
One week from today, Saturday, October 2nd, Whitney (picture above) and I and a group of high school kids are headed to The Gorge Ampitheater to see Jack in concert. It’s kind of a long story, but last spring I purchased extra tickets. I have FOUR. If you want to go, I’ll sale them to you for $45 a piece (I paid much more, which is part of the long and OK, embarrassing story)
I know this is short notice, but I have a hunch there’s a few spontaneous souls out there … If you’re interested, email me firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t see Jack with me, you can always watch the videos on YouTube!