I’m finally getting around to ripping our old LP records. Shortly after we bought our first CD player in 1985 our record player started acting up. When it would get to the end of the record the arm would lift and then as it made its way back to the resting position it would drop back onto the record surface while continueing moving sideways. The sound was pretty ugly, and it sure wasn’t doing the records any favors so it was retired. Over the years many of those records have been replaced with CDs, but some I just hadn’t gotten around to replacing and some just aren’t available on CD. Since the record player still works as long as it is monitored when the record ends, I’ve been using it to digitally record the albums and import them into iTunes. It’s been great hearing some of these old albums again, and since most of them date from the first years that Lori and I dated and were married, they all bring back good memories.