Friday, June 17, 2011

The Lost and Found

Today at work the lost was found.   One of the things that has been holding me back is keys. Keys that unlock padlocks and glass cabinets..keys that have been missing for well over a year.  Keys that no one knew anything about. Lots of keys…a whole box full of keys.

The other thing that has been missing has been the old index card files filled with records of everything in the museum.

My Knight in shining armor came to the rescue again!  Far Guy emailed the former director of the museum.  She told him where the keys should be. I looked, I am not real tall and the ceilings are ten feet tall and I could not see the top of a cabinet.  I did not want to crawl up on a chair..but one of the Board Members did and low and behold the keys and the cards were found.  They are now safely on a shelf in my office.

IMG_2933 The Museum

I took the plunge and started entering items in the Past Perfect Museum Program. I should have had at least a week of training..instead I have been reading the manual during lunch.  Today I invited a Board Member over to see what I was doing and to make sure that he has an inkling of what was going on. Items are being entered with numbers and with accompanying photographs and thank you letters are being sent.

I have a volunteer!!!!!  I am pleased as punch..she is perfect!!!!  I have known her for years..and we have the same weird sense of humor. She volunteered all last summer at the museum.  She loves people and she loves history and she loves to talk..my kind of gal!  Dare I wish for one or two more just like her??

I was very discouraged last Tuesday..two days of mucking through and the worm has turned..for now. No telling what tomorrow will bring:)

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17 comments:

  1. Yay! The keys have been found! Sounds like a full day just sort them all out!!

    I knew this place was in good hands when you (and Far Guy) took the job!

    :)

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  2. Awesome that you found the keys and cards of info ! I would love to work there, I am alot like you and your assistant love to chat, have a weird sence of humor and love the history ! Glad all is going so well for you there ! Have a great day !

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  3. Yes, as you say, the worm has turned! Now things can only go up, right? And with a volunteer to help you, now you can really get things organized. Good for Far Guy.

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  4. That is so fantastic!!! I believe the freshness and eagerness you bring to this place will draw in many volunteers. You have a true love of your work.

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  5. Yee-Haw! It's a great day for you. You and your trusty buddies - - Far Guy and your volunteer friend - sound like a fabulous team. I do believe you are enjoying this job more and more - - - like a hobby. It sounds like it will be a very productive summer. The museum is fortunate to have found you!

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  6. sounds like things are "really" starting to shape-up!!
    Congrats....

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  7. Strange that they were placed so far up!
    But glad you found the keys and histories, and yay for a volunteer! :)

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  8. Finally... keys and a volunteer. yay! Things are looking up. And, it's getting warm so you won't freeze to death now. Life is good.

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  9. I suppose Far Guy will have to become Superman now as he has saved the day. It is a relief to find those guys and why were they put up there? More volunteers who are interested and care are always welcomed.

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  10. Hmm, it's a bit suspicious that the keys and cards were stored so far out of reach. It sounds like the old director was a bit of a crab who carried a grudge.

    Glad to hear that you have a capable volunteer. I predict she will spread the word, and you will have more help in short order.

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  11. Thanks out to FarGuy!!
    So happy the keys and cards have been found! They are lucky to have you--and FarGuy. So glad you have your first volunteer. She sounds perfect!! Let's pray for more like her. :)

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  12. Oh, now that sounds like a good week at work. So glad you have a like-minded friend.

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  13. Glad the lost was found. I'm glad you have a good competent volunteer. I'm afraid I wouldn't be so good, but will stop in some time.

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  14. That sounds like a fabulously productive week. Things will just keep getting better!

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  15. Congrats on finding both the keys, cards and most of all the volunteer.

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  16. YAY! The keys have been found! Good for you and yay for the volunteer! It's nice to work with people you like!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  17. So now that you have the keys all the doors to life will swing open. That's super cool that you have found them. Must make your job much easier.

    So....are there any skeletons in the closets? Doors that haven't been opened in years?

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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