Captain’s Log 5,936
I sprayed Lysol on my picture window instead of glass cleaner. That makes quite a mess. Now I will have to wash the window with Bar Keepers Friend.
Stupid name. Great product.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I do something stupid like this. I would be rich. Or at least moderately comfortable. Ready to retire. Politicians build entire careers on being stupid, so why can’t I?
One of the docents at the museum has passed away. I cannot even begin to count the number of memorial services I have attended over the last 9 years. There won’t be any service or announcements this time. His body has already been delivered to the university. According to his wife, his corneas have already been harvested. He looked awful last time I saw him. He seemed to be getting smaller with every passing day. He was a great fellow. He painted a small picture of a barn and gave it to me when I became the executive director of the museum. I will cherish it forever.
This is the part of my job that I don’t like. I don’t like saying so many farewells, but when the average age of our weekday docents is about 80, it’s bound to happen. I am a bit concerned that the family is not allowing friends and others to participate in any sort of closure experience. Over the years, I have learned how important that is. People need a chance to say goodbye in a community way. But, I will respect the family’s wishes and will not organize anything at the museum.
We are busy building the next exhibit. We went to the local history center to inquire about using some images of the park, and they told us it would cost us………$4,800 to use their photos! Holy momacita! So our graphics designer went on eBay and bought photographs. She spent less than $200 for photos of equal quality and value. She also went to the main library where they allowed her to photograph images from their books. No way we are going to pay $4,800 for some pictures!
We can do just fine on our own, thank you very much.
It’s all about going Zen and figuring out other ways to succeed. Always.