I’m standing at the counter having a dinner of popcorn, a sandwich and a frosty beverage. Exhausted from a whole lot of white noise, editing, and writing today but trying to get a head start on packing. Spent the day converting audio and applying noise reduction. Ouch. Tough on the ears. Then, edited the inventory and catalog list and edited a few of the transcriptions. My co-worker said my eyes looked like they were going to pop out of my head. (I was in a daze when he walked by!) Forgot to eat lunch until about 3pm when I realized I’d stopped breathing.
Still, after all that, I had a hard time leaving my desk at the end of the day. Not just because I am an admitted work-addict, but also because I have only a handful of days here. I’ll truly miss the work, the daily discoveries in the collection, my coworkers (most of them, let’s be honest here) and the great times. I spent much of the day reflecting on collections while I waited for downloads (hence the daze). Then I thought about all the nifty artifacts and projects I’ve had the fortune to play with in the museums and archives. And by ‘play’, of course I mean professional conservation and preservation work.
So, a little photo album of fun projects I’ve been involved with here and elsewhere…you are welcome to leave a comment or ask about any of these. If you have questions on saving your family photos and videos, feel free to contact me.
That’s it for Day 9. I’m really too exhausted to stand here, but I just sold my futon. Well, at least I still have a microwave. Popcorn for dinner…. and back to packing.
Enjoy the show!