There is one in every crowd ..a real looker.. a stand out.
One day it was the Goldfinches among the Pine Siskins.
The buds on the Burr Oaks are starting to swell. I am sure they are stuck in suspended animation for a little while..it has turned cold again..and dreary..and rainy. Down right freaking cheerful weather.
Did I say cold, and I work in a tomb..socks with crocs and snow boots just incase and a heavy sweater and a hooded jacket. I must be getting used to being cold..I can type without gloves on. Yesterday I worked on several projects..I got their brand new blog up and running.. and wrote procedures for opening and closing the building everyday. Two years ago people donated “stuff” to the Museum. Paper work should have been filled out and the items catalogued and thank you notes should have been sent. I am cleaning up after someone else. It would be wonderful if I could find the old acquisition files..they must be in the building someplace..but where? I have not found them yet..other people have been searching for them for the past two years. I hope someday I find them.
I have a special computer dedicated to Museum Software. A program called Past Perfect. Someone started to inventory items and then they just stopped..but where did they leave off? Where did they start..and where did they end…it is a mystery. I peeked into the program and discovered that there is room to have photographs to document everything..so I may delete everything and start over again taking photographs as I go. They did not take photos because they could not afford a camera at the time..so they must have just started blindly inventorying items. I will have to have Board approval to delete everything and start from scratch..right now I see no other option. It is not pretty.
Some people must be breathing good air.
I will have to decide next week if several exhibits will be off limits. I have two rooms that are packed with interesting exhibits, one is business machines and old cameras and the other is medical equipment..but they were used as work spaces..and need to be cleaned up and cleared out. I have one room that is uninhabitable..it has an original jail cell in it..and much junk piled all around. Then I have the basement beyond the basement or the dungeon..where there is only a walkway..it is not pretty at all:(