While some folks have spent their days lounging around some of us have been worked off our feet! The brilliant idea of Friday to return to exercise, followed up by cycling for an hour on Saturday and Sunday mornings was very successful. The muscles responded very well and ached in all the right places and one or two I had forgotten about. However instead of relaxing in a hot bath for the whole of Monday I found myself at the museum for the annual stocktake. This, as you may guess, was a 'bit mixed.' I admit I had easy bits to do but saying this the lists were confusing and there was much to-ing and fro-ing going on from all of us all day. Some things that had been counted clearly had items removed and required recounting, others were straight forward except for the odd one or two there appeared much later elsewhere! This was not helped by questions asked being answered and then asked repeatedly again! Still that is done now and someone else has to go through it all and work out the mistakes, missing bits and the query regarding the one book which in fact should be one hundred! I found them all but no-one believed me. Next time I am in they will be on sale!!!
One of my pet projects is to establish a folder with one sheet of information on each of the subjects folks ask about when they pop into the museum. To this end I have been acquiring info from the website, writing a thing or two myself happy in the knowledge that we er, have the knowledge to hand. Naturally the only question today was about the school that once populated the building and that is a subject I know nothing about! Tsk! Why don't they ask about things in the file? So that goes on the list of 'things to do,' an ever growing list I may add. we were able to show where answers could be found but could do nothing about the memories of his childhood spent in terror at the school back in 1960. It appears he did not have a happy time. School memories never fade.