Thursday, September 27, 2012

Time Flies

Someone really should slow things down a tad.  Why is it when you get older the days/weeks/months seem to fly by?  Whoosh and the summer is gone.

It was 24 F here early yesterday morning that is –4C for my Celsius friends.   Just a little frost must have been out there..I slept through that frosty time of the morning.   How do I know it was 24?  My thermometer had a new is digital and gives me the all summer high 98F and the low is now 24F.

Time also flies at the museum.

We had our “Antiques Roadshow” program with many interesting items brought in.

The controversy continues between the Museum and the County Commissioners.  A Public TV reporter did a lead news story on the museum.  I tried my best to avoid her..but I did not escape.  They should give you time to thoughtfully come up with answers..but they want honest reactions to their that is what they got.

I have been clearing items off my desk one by one, but as usual people bring more stuff to me everyday.  Yesterday I wanted to holler STOP already! So I did.  Anything else brought into the museum will be stacked on the shelf and dealt with next spring.

I made lists..two of them. Work lists and final closing lists. 

I have one day left.  Today.  Far Guy works on Friday and my last vacation day of the season is Saturday.  Yippee!!

Of course I will be dragging tons of work home with me..but that is the nature of the beast.  I will put in a few hours here and there.  At least at home I can ignore the phone and  work uninterrupted.

The AmeriCorps may be back for a day or two and I may have to supervise them.  One of the best AmeriCorps workers a young man by the name of David was injured in a freak accident on Monday night. His is going to be okay.  ( Their van was stuck in a sandy beach area, they jacked up the van, David crawled under the van most likely to adjust something and the jack collapsed pinning him under the van.)  David was part of the crew I worked with last Saturday.  Far Guy and I were both relieved to hear he will be okay.

I am pleased as punch to have another year behind me.  I think I accomplished my goal, and that was to bring more people into the museum and to have programs that reach out into the community.  Like I told one of the volunteers..this ain’t your Grandma’s Museum anymore.

Just a reminder please enter the Snow Daze Contest here and at Muddy Boot Dreams!  It is cold enough to snow real soon here in Minnesota. The contest will close Friday September 28th at midnight:)

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linda m said...

Remember when we were kids and thought time went to slow because we always wanted to be a year older. Well, we got our wish and now time flies by so fast it is just a blur. The joys of getting older. Enjoy your vacation day and you get a "job well done" for all your hard work at the museum.

GramMary said...

Happy Last Day of Work (for now)!

DJan said...

Beautiful fall pictures at the end. I know what you mean about time flying. September is almost over! Where did it go?

Muffy's Marks said...

Enjoy your freedom.

Beth said...

The older I get the faster time flies.

MTWaggin said...

You are crazy busy! But would you have it any other way? :)

L. D. said...

Having worked through my summer I think that life has gotten way to fast. We didn't do normal summer things so I have to think about to know what season we are in. I guess Christmas and Thanksgiving we put my mind frame back on track. It is good they have a director that wants to see the place to change in the positive and to promote its use. Museums are great to have and memories of the past are great to see. The big rest is coming for you. Well at least you can take one thing off your agenda.

Karen said...

Do we get to see the tv report?:)
Congratulations on another productive season at the museum, despite all the road blocks thrown in your way!
I'm betting you'll be back next year, and I think you should ask for a raise:)

Muffie said...

Finally -- your much-needed sabbatical!! Relax and enjoy until next year. You did a great job, now get some rest!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on meeting your goals at the museum. I predict that next year more locals will come in and help preserve their museum. I also predict the commissioner who made the "let it burn" statement will be history at the next election.

Cooler temps here, too, but nothing as low as 24 degrees! Only a light frost here one morning, but still no hard one(s).

Love the photo!

Jacqi Stevens said...

Hooray for another year's end at the museum. Around our house, we call that Time Flight the "Stevens Theory of Relativity." ;) For every increase in the unit of time, the ratio becomes smaller. A year may be 20% of a kindergartener's life experience, but only 5% of a college student's. I won't even begin to do the math on ours. Let's just call that kind of ratio one-over-bleep!.

Glad to hear your AmeriCorp volunteer wasn't injured too badly. That sounded like it could have been awful!

Rita said...

Don't twist your ankle doing the Dance of Joy after work tonight. ;)
Yes, when we were in school as kids a school year seemed to last forever...but summer sure flew by. Ever since leaving high school the years seem to have sped up a little more each decade. That means we are having tons of fun, right? ;)
I'm glad the young man was okay. Probably because it was on sand and not concrete. Whew!
Enjoy your time off. I know you will still get a lot done. Let us know how the 15 minutes of fame went with the public TV reporter. :)

Kay said...

I found that once I graduated from High School back in 1968 that time started to really fly by. I was 18 then and now suddenly I am 62. Where did the time go?

Anonymous said...

Thankful to hear David will be ok.
Thankful to that you are coming to the end of your job.
Hope you can enjoy some down time at home with Chance and FG.

Red said...

The minus 4 would certainly put a little frost on the pumpkin. Why does politics always have to get in the way of progress?

RURAL said...

Thankful to hear that he will be OK, that must have been very scary for all of them, and him especially.

September has flown, it's scary where did the days go.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

lisa said...

Love that last photo! I bet you are going to miss the work day ;) You are correct the time sure does seem to go a whole lot faster!

Dreaming said...

Brrr.... we haven't had our first freeze, yet. But, I know it is coming. Congrats on finishing up another year.
Love your fall photo - the colors are amazing - and it's fun how they are veiled in green.

Lanny said...

I think I like that time flies. Lately I've notice how it doen't go as fast as I expect it to. I like to get to the new stuff! I don't know about guessing when you will get snow. It could be slightly depressing, not because I would most likely lose, but because most likely we, in the PNW, won't be getting any this year. For the greater part I'm happy, because El Nino may mean no snow but also no abundance of rain and hopefully no flooded gardens. But I like snow. I wish I could somehow have the continual growing season that I enjoy and snow, all at the same time. Ah the impossible.