Things I have uncovered in the last few days:
- Electric calculator circa 1970. Functions: very basic. Presumably cost $150, a lot of money in those days. Does not work even if we plug it in. Steve reluctantly agreed to throw it away but I bet it's squirreled away somewhere.
- I had winnowed my father's photo boxes from 15 down to one. Somehow they mysteriously expanded back to 3. More throwing out.
- A big box containing something called WebTV. I don't recall ever using this. It looks expensive but it is obsolete.
- An original Texas Instrument computer circa 1980. Memory was stored on a cassette recorder. Included are about 50 games with slightly better graphics than Pong. I am not allowed to throw this out as someday it may be worth something. (I doubt it)
- Fifteen maps from various years of the NYC subway system. About 5 of the Chicago system
- Triplicates if not more of almost every state in the country
- A huge folder containing information about Columbus, Indiana
What else does one do on a snowy day? I did go out for a while as the bike path behind us is sort of clear and a commercial office park nearby is fairly diligent about keeping the parking lots clear. Our streets though are a slippery mess. Making plans now to escape this.