Used to be I scanned each letter I wrote. Then I took macros because there were too many letters to scan. After that I said to heck with it and just kept the letters near my desk, in cute boxes so they'd be handy if I needed to jog my brain. Well, we know that didn't last very long either, right? I have not scanned incoming or outgoing mail in a long time. It takes too much lifting, sitting, and effort. I have to pack up, move to another room, unpack, plug in and wait for the scan. That's too much like work.
I do remember to take photos ninety-nine percent of the time though. Phone cameras are a blessing. It is also much easier to take shots of stacks when two or more letters go out in one post. So, what you see here is a single photo of sixty stacks of several months worth of correspondence, and yes, there are tens of tens, times tens, of single letter photos too, waiting to be dealt with. I plan to share those before I retire OWM. I'm almost "out of ink," so that day might come sooner than planned. I'm almost stacked up, "writ out" and just plain old over and out of here.
Have you kept a tally of the letters you've written? A log? Photos? Have you made a few good friends? One or two keepers? More? Do you archive your correspondence? I do. And I'm stacked in that area as well. There are boxes stacked high enough to touch the ceiling in my studio. No-no-no! Not from the floor up! I'll show you what I mean some day. Soon.
Thanks for all the swell mail!
P.S. I forgot. Here's an interesting piece aka a topic for tomorrow: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-mirza-grotts/the-perfect-stationery-wa_b_507775.html