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Snowed in shenanigans Google Photos edn

Snoverload SnowmanFriday morning we received about four inches of snow. It kept coming down until my area of Nashville was covered in about eight inches. This is big for this region.

It was 13 years since we broke a couple of inches, and a very long time before that that we had anything of any significance. Daycare and schools were out Friday. Schools are still out Monday as after three days of work our existing fleet of snowplows has only managed to clear the main roads.

This is ok, we don’t spend a crapton to have 24/7/365 access to 100% of the 2500 square mile area we consider Metro Nashville. The main roads were passable, the side roads were abysmal.

Having no belief that it would snow before Maggie turned 18 I hadn’t invested in a sled. That’s ok, broken kiddie pool would do.


A neighbor shoveled us out, and I borrowed his shovel and shoveled another neighbor out. The air was quiet, cold, and the world beautiful. I had to throw the toddler into the snow. Had to be done. I also had to take pictures because Maggie may be in college before it snows amazingly again in Nashville.

What eventually happened from the filming and photos a couple of auto-generated Google Photos videos that were pretty darn great. Then I decided to see if I could make anything more amazing and yes, I could. It’s flippin’ easy. New video, select up to 50 items, bam, autotune.

One I made of Aerin’s last couple of months, including some from the hospital visit. While not completely blown out of the water amazing, the way these were stitched together is amusing, cute, and works.

Goofy background music helps.

I’m now using Google Photos to create fast paced slideshows, sharing an album with Kim where we keep the best of the best kids photos and videos, storing their artwork for free in the cloud forever (if I read that right,) and otherwise encouraging people to check it out.

4.5 / 5 stars     

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.