Monday, March 1, 2010

Aghghghgh! So much for procrastination...

Once upon a time we had this nice little email account. We used to plan to delete old emails, but of course, they kept falling off the screen and getting forgotten. And in those "old days" we didn't even have nice directories to hide them in, or email search features. But periodically we'd get the "your storage is almost full" message and we'd clean everything out. It would take an evening or so...

But that was then and this is now. And our super-duper, ever-expanding email account with multiple directories and easy access to search has served us beautifully for the last 5 years. Of course, we always intended to clean it out periodically too, but since it never got full, we never had to.

Then came the dreaded message yesterday... we are going to discontinue your subscription to... there will be no change in your fees... you might want to switch your email address to...

... and lose or keep a gazillion emails that haven't been sorted in years? Ah well. I guess it was just the long-awaited wake-up call. No more procrastinating. I've spent all morning cleaning out my "writing" directory, which just leaves ten more directories to do before transferring everything that's left to another system...

...where, undoubtedly, we will continue to procrastinate. Still, if we get two separate email accounts, at least we'll be able to compete to see who can procrastinate most.

6 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Oh, yuck! I feel for you! I have the same swamped mess. Maybe I should start cleaning out too.

Cold As Heaven said...

Procrastination; yea, that's someting I'm really good at. Why spend time paying bills and cleaning the bathroom when there is so much fun to do instead?

abitosunshine said...

Oh my! I finally did a spring cleaning on most of my email accounts this weekend.

Gail Zerrade said...

I can't imagine losing an email account. Thanks for warning me. I'd better come up with a plan, just in case.

Morgan Mandel said...

That is really scary. I hope it doesn't happen to me or I'm sunk!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Linda Kage said...

Yikes. What a way to force you to do some house cleaning. Hope everything worked out okay.