I am twisted..yes sick. The highlight of my day comes on the way home when I slow down to 25 MPH in a 30MPH zone because there is a hill and no passing..and all the tourists and out of state drivers must slow down behind me. Everyday I wonder how many vehicles can I piss off..yesterday was a good day..three vehicles passed me just out of town but only one gave me the finger salute. Ha..I think of it as a Minnesota friendly service..cause some days the Highway Cop is sitting there ready to nab people and I have foiled his plans. I wish I knew what days he was going to be there..I would pull over so the speeding buggers would get a ticket.
I have had a busy week at the museum. We have a big “ta –do” near the end of the month. It is called Civil War Sunday. I have Civil War re enactors coming in for the afternoon. They will provide insight into the life of a Union Soldier what he wore and carried and his everyday life. It is a free event. We will sell biscuits, lemonade and root beer floats…and have some Civil War era toys for sale and some coloring books and other books from our gift shop. It is not a big money making deal..but rather outreach into the community. Maybe we will get a few new members. I finished all the ads and created the posters and made the master plan that tells everyone what they will be doing. Sometimes I can be real bossy. Although I did ask several people what they would prefer to do.
That week will be really busy with Root Beer Floats for sale on Main Street during Crazy Days, Civil War Sunday and then on Monday a speaker on “The Dakota Conflict” after our regular meeting.
I think my American History teacher may have skimmed over the US – Dakota War of 1862. During lunch I am reading all about it. This year is the 150th Anniversary. Luckily last fall I scheduled a speaker that is a state representative, author and an expert on the Dakota Conflict/Sioux Uprising/U.S. Dakota War…it is all the same thing.
The painting in the museum basement continues…that concrete floor paint really stinks. I need the two rooms that are torn apart downstairs to be finished and put back together before the big “ta do” in case of rain. Yes some days I watch the paint dry and will it to cure up fast! The rooms look all fresh and clean. I am not a big fan of painted floors..but the paint came as part of a grant..so our only cost was brushes and rollers.
I am still the solitary janitor in the building even though the upstairs is subleased to the Fine Arts. They are above cleaning bathrooms or the kitchen or even taking out their own garbage. I have strongly suggested that the lease be rewritten to include some cleaning. Yesterday when I washed the front door..I left their side unwashed, and when I vacuum I no longer vacuum their landing. Of course those omissions are very noticeable to me..but I am sure it will go right over their artsy fartsy heads:(