Well I have almost eight weeks down..the time I spend at the museum goes quite fast. We are seeing a influx of tourists especially on rainy days. They are tired of entertaining their kids in a cabin..so they all come to the museum.
My daughter Jen made a Military display in the cabinet in the foyer for me. She is very talented! She has a “eye” for putting things together and they all look great. She edited most of the letters that I had to write..thank you for the donation..thank you for renewing your membership..yada yada..she made me sound real good.
I know more than I did when I first started. I am learning. I am learning that Rome was not built in a day and the museum will keep on being the museum day after day.
I hate the meetings, they take up so much time and effort. I have to be pleasant and I have to know “stuff” and I will be the last one there to clean up the kitchen and to lock up the doors..on one of my days off. It is the day off part that sets me on edge..if it is one of my days off..then let me have the day off..gosh sometimes I really need those two days off to get my smile pasted back on my face again.
Sometimes I get tired off smiling, sometimes I get tired of talking..I just want to hide in a vault and wait for someone to drag me out.
I am getting some more volunteers ..slowly. On Friday I drug a small table up from the basement and set it just outside my office. I placed a chair nearby and moved the bell and the sign. The one that says “Ring the bell if no one is at the desk.” The volunteer on duty has to have someplace to hang out near the foyer and greet people as they enter the building. We have sleigh bells on the door, but if I am in one of the back rooms or in the basement I have no idea who is in the building. The other day I was giving a tour and I could hear the sleigh bells ringing and the phone was ringing off the hook..people were coming and going..I am just one person.
I am making a volunteer calendar ..and I am taking it to the meeting. I might be in trouble for moving the table and the chair into the foyer..so be it…or should I say bring it on:)