Friday, July 07, 2006

Progress - Well, it's a start




After a week of working on just the basket that was on top of the mountain of photographs, I finally have "finished" the items it contained. This involved mounting pictures, or toss a few, cutting MANY into one inch squares, or setting a very few aside for further consideration. I completed 24 back to back album pages. They are all loose. I have this half formed idea of sorting the pages before putting them in albums but for now I'll just see where I'm led.

All week I have been consumed with this work. I have not written a thing. I haven't done anything creative and I don't think I will for a while. Writing will probably work itself back into my life but for now I'm completely wrapped up in this project.

On the home front, Quanah had a job interview today. It was over the phone and conducted as a preliminary interview. This school is in Wisconsin so based on preliminary interviews, they will then consider flying him out for a final interview. The school is one that Quanah would be happy to teach at. It is a good fit for his devote and obedient faithfulness to the Church. It is also not far from our Wisconsin relatives, a side of the family he has never met and I have not seen since 1971. The biggest plus is that Wisconsin is a lot closer to Ohio where his fiance will be finishing her final year of graduate school. We are praying that all goes well and he is selected for this position.

This is Krista's last week working at Starbucks. She tried to work both there and at the medical office but it was just too much. She is now exploring other medical field job possibilities. It will require continued schooling but taking the G.E. classes on-line will help to keep her moving forward.

I am energized and filled with a sense of accomplishment. One basket down and several bins and boxes to go. Stay tuned.

10 comments:

Janet said...

Oh, I envy you. I, too, have tons of photographs going way back and they are stashed all over the house. I keep saying I'm going to organize them....maybe you will be my inspiration to finally do it.

Beth said...

Ok, Annie let me know when your done with yours and I will send you mine,,lol. Just kidding,,I do admire your drive to accomplish this task. I am going to pull some of mine out this winter and work on them,(going to keep telling myself that). Great news for Quanah! I hope he gets that position! Have a Lovely week-end!

Autrice DelDrago said...

Oh my gosh... you actually have pictures printed out! I shudder to think of the state of my floors (and tables, beds, shelves, and all other surfaces in this house)if I were to actually print all the snapshots captured on digital. Eeeek!

Keep up the hard work - it is well worth it Annie!!!

Star said...

You go girl! You've made good progress this week. Keep at it, but take time to enjoy your summer as well :-)

Colorsonmymind said...

Congrats!

Sometimes it takes real focus to get anything really done.

Keep up the good work

paris parfait said...

Annie, good for you for accomplishing so much in such a short time! Wow! What a relief it must be to have all those photos sorted in the way you prefer. Fingers crossed the job match is a good fit for Quanah. And sounds like Kris is like my daughter - trying to do too much at once! You must be a proud mom, to have such wonderful treasures (the kids, not the photos - although those are nice too). :) Tara xo

AnnieElf said...

Oh, Autrice, this is all stuff b/4 the advent of my digital camera. Album keeping got a lot easier after I got my digicam - for sure.

Daisy Lupin said...

Well done, you make me feel guilty, I am supposed to be decluttering but other things keep cropping up such as my children coming home to visit for a few days. Still there is the winter ahead when there will be time for my decluttering. When the long dark nights arrive and I can't do anything in the garden is the time for my big projects like this, I tell myself. xx

trailbee said...

It's incredible how much work you did. You deserve your lunch - as an ongoing motivator to finish! Pick the day, and I'll match my riding lesson with it, because that's in Hughson.

the Caitlinator said...

Way to go! This post made me smile.