Sunday, April 3, 2011

Interview: The Rest of the Story

They called me.  I was their choice.  Would I accept the position? My first thought was..they must be nuts..if they want me despite all my faults..they must be really hard up.

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I am now the New Director of the local Historical Society and Museum.  It should be a challenge..they have many issues to resolve.  It is not by any stretch of the imagination a high paying influential job..but it should be an interesting one. Everyday should be different and I will be learning many new things. 

Far Guy is supportive, he thinks he and Chance can get along without me for six hours a day for the summer. Not too much should change, I can still get out in the evenings to capture the wildflowers and I can still write everyday..although Far Guy has doubts that I will be able to keep up with all of my activities.  We will take it one day at a time and see what happens.

Old Courthouse This is the Old Courthouse where the Historical Society’s Museum is located, there are twelve large rooms.  Three other rooms are shared with a Local Arts Group.  Someplace in there is my office.

I am not sure that I made the right decision. I have many personal projects that are on going..things that are important to me..my scrapbooking, my blogs, my photography, my wild flower identification book, the family recipe book that I have been working on and last but not least wood carving.  I am never bored.

I have to make a list and get organized around here..and do the rest of the spring housecleaning..oh and go shopping..I guess I might need a dress or two..and maybe a new sweater for chilly days..and a new bag so I can take my lunch to work, and maybe a new pair of old lady shoes. I detest shopping.  I have a month to get my ducks in a row..before I start my new adventure:)

37 comments:

  1. Fantastic news. Congratulations. You will do one heck of a job. They are lucky to have you.

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  2. Congratulations! Sounds like a new adventure - one that will stimulate you and keep you busy! Good luck.

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  3. Congratulations on the job! I'm sure it will lead to some interesting posts! ;D

    BTW, I also never get bored. I believe bored people are boring people!

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  4. Congrats! Err... You might want to do something about the orange hair - LOL!

    Gosh, this just sounds like the perfect job for you!! The only other person "qualified" might be Abra! :)

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  5. Hi Connie, catching up on blog reading on a Sunday morning while it's too chilly for a walk. Best wishes on this new challenge - enjoyed teh story of the interview process which goes to show that honesty is always the best approach. You are so right about never being bored - me neither! GOod luck.

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  6. Congratulations, Connie!! I think they'll be lucky to have you! :):)

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  7. How exciting! Congrats Far Side :) I believe you will make their lives as interesting as they will make yours. You are so smart and have so much to share, I think this is just perfect for you.

    Kisses for Chance,
    Emma Rose

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  8. How wonderful!1 Congratulations. You know what they say...if you want something done, go to someone who is busy, they will know how to organize and get it done right! You will LOVE this new job, I just know it!

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  9. Dang, this means you'll definitely be blogging less often, and I'll miss you! And they know a good thing when they see it. Congratulations to you, Connie!

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  10. Oh Congratulations! They know a fine woman when they see one, orange hair or not:)
    You'll do a great job, and I look forward to hearing about it.

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  11. We all need a change in our life and this sounds like a good one. Congratulations!

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  12. Great news. Local history is where the roots are... :)

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  13. Personally, I'd where slacks or a pantsuit. ;)
    Have fun! History is always exciting.

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  14. Congratulations. How fun too. You have a love and respect for history... You are qualified.

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  15. Kathy at Just Stuff from a Boomer..your blog is all out of whack..I cannot leave you a comment and you have no email listed.

    Linda G..I hear you..but occasionally I will have to dress up a tad more than normal.

    Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments:)

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  16. Well they sure picked the right person, you are the ultimate local history maven, just the right person for a local historical society to have leading them and tending their museum! What are your non summer hours going to be like and when does "summer" begin?

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  17. Congratulations - you sound like you will enjoy an interesting job with new challenges to take up, and as you were very upfront with them, you won't have to do anything you don't want to. Line up those ducks :-) Jo

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  18. Wonderful Congrats good for you. You may find it interesting. The building looks wonderful. I am sure you will be able to do all you want and the new job. Have a good day !

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  19. Congrats.....not everyone can say they're apart of a museum;)))))

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS!!! They picked the right person.There is no one who loves MN more than you and Far Guy do. I hope you will still write for us every day. It will be interesting hearing about the historical society and its work.

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  21. Congratulations. I think you'll do a great job of taking the museum to the next level. Starting a new job is really tiring, but it seems like you have energy to burn.

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  22. Congratulations, you"ll do great!!GW

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  23. Congrtulations! I said you'd get the job.
    You will never regret this move.

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  24. How cool! You were frank and yourself, and that's what they wanted. Lucky you! Good luck with getting organized.

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  25. You will do a great job because you love history. It is obvious from everything you have posted. Working would not be difficult if there were someone at home to clean and cook. I wouldn't know about that though - - - but would love to experience it. It would then be the best of both worlds - - - the fulfillment of a career and the luxury of returning to my favorite place - - home - - - without having to do the work at my favorite place!
    We are all looking forward to hearing about your new adventure - - - - - the place where they picked the most qualified and interested person!

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  26. Congrats! I hope that you love it!

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  27. Congrats on the job. It sounds like fun.

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  28. Congratulations!! You are going to be a tremendous asset to them. Don't forget to tell us everything that's going on. Work stories are the best! Of course you'll have to change the names to protect the guilty. LOL

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  29. Congrats Connie - I will have to come for a visit - it has been a few years...

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  30. Congrats on the new job! I'm sure you'll find a way to fit in all your activities. Sleep is over-rated, afterall. lol

    You said "I am never bored", and with your sense of humor, anyone who comes into the Historical Society will not be bored either.

    Go show 'em how it's done. :)

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  31. Congratulations! - and hopes that your new tasks will coincide so neatly with the interests you already have, you won't be overwhelmed by too many extras with not enough hours to put them in.

    Lucy

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  32. Woohoo...I knew it!!! Congratulations, the job sounds like it's right up your alley girl. One can always find the time for what they love to do...I have not doubt that you can too.

    I know that 'never bored' feelin'!!! We joke 'round here about my spare time!

    God bless and the best of luck to you on your new adventure!!!

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  33. WONDERFUL! Now you can start a blog about them. And when you get it going I want to link my Historical Blog to yours!

    Way, COOL, Connie!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  34. Yes Connie, you will do fine! I hope I haven't sounded too unsupportive when we've visited - I'll just miss our picture taking and the few excapades we've done. But maybe we'll still be able to find time on Sundays for that! jo

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  35. A local history blog is in the works, you have to, and get people trained to do the work to maintain it. It would be good for business too to have the things cataloged on a blog. Hey, I want the job, but it would be a long commute.

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  36. wow. You are one brave and motivated woman.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie