We are transcribing Far Guy’s Grandfather’s 1918 diary. Far Guy reads and I type…it is a fun part of the day to be transported back in time to those early days on the farm. Our goal is two months a day…Grandpa wrote in pencil and his penmanship is hard to read…a magnifying glass is our best tool. 1916 and 1917 were completed last year.
I am making more photo greeting cards. I had to order some more supplies. I seem to send out Sympathy Cards every week.
I am back to working on my bead projects too…I had to order more supplies for that too as through trial and error I have discovered the best string (Wildline )to use. I have one inferior product that has been driving me nuts. When the new string arrives I will rip that project apart and start over.
A bracelet I am working on.
I finally got all of Christmas put away from downstairs..upstairs is still in progress.
I am in the process of editing Far Side of Fifty 2010 into book form. It is a pain…but it will be worth it…I think. Jen and Andy gifted me with Far Side of Fifty 2009 a few years ago. I am using Blurb Booksmart to make the book.
I have been scanning a bunch of old photos that were gifted to me for The Forgotten Old Photo Blog. Homes are being found for a few photos…one family only had one photo of their father as a small child now they have two. Another couple took us to lunch just before Christmas because I had a photo of their Grandmother and a hand written note from their Great Grandmother. I still have a glut of old photos from antique shops….if they have a name on them I have a hard time resisting them. I keep some in a drawer in the armoire…the other day Far Guy had to repair that drawer…it seems I had filled the drawer to capacity.
I have several other projects that I haven’t found time for yet…a crochet project and a drawing class that I am taking online. The prototype of next years Christmas Ornament is ready to be painted to see if it will work or not. My helper has not carved one yet…I am certain he can do it! We will have to spend a day in the shop cutting out the blanks if and when it is a go.
All this In between normal house cleaning, organizing and getting all better the days are full and there is no time to be bored.
I have refrained from making a list, I want to be flexible and flit around at will and nap when ever I feel like it. Far Guy is getting better too it is a slow process one day at a time.