Oh I can hear you thinking already. Something along the lines of, "Oh what on earth is she showing us now?" Well, just hang on a minute and I'll tell ya.
Rhonda, my boss at the museum, created and sent to all of us volunteers, a little game. And it's a dang clever one too. Honestly, it's a terrific idea.
In the email was the explanation, the rules and 30 photographs, all numbered as you can see. Each of these photographs were taken somewhere here on the island. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to identify each photograph. Very specifically identify each one. Number 15, for example, cannot just be, 'walkway to the beach'. We must say exactly which walkway to the beach. And since the entire west side of the island is beach.....well, the door on that is pretty open.
I'm pretty excited about this.
As soon as I opened the email and realized what it is, I started smiling. I grabbed a piece of paper and numbered lines 1 through 30. Right away I started writing down the answers that I was absolutely certain about. Not to brag or anything, but in all honesty, right off the bat I knew at least half of them.
I took a break to email Rhonda a quick "How Fun" response. Within a surprisingly short time she returned emailed me with the declaration that she fully expected me to get all of them correct since I A) live on the island - not everyone does B) live here full time - again a lot of the volunteers do not C) walk all over the island on the regular D) take photos of things on the island and E) have an eye for detail (at least some of the time). Oh my! The Pressure!
I went back to the photos and thought harder. I confess that Tim also looked at the photos and confirmed many of my guesses. Woohoo! Eventually, I was able to identify all but 4 . Four! Only 4 photos out of 30 and I will have them all. 100% complete!
The due date is November 30th. So I have a little more time, but I need to get out there to find and identify these photos! I am determined to finish this. I don't care if I win. I truly do not. But Rhonda is right, I do live here year 'round and I walk everywhere all of the time. I should know this. It has now become my quest to finish this.
Two of the four remaining unidentified photos are driving me crazy because I know I've seen them, I just don't remember exactly where. The other two are a complete and utter mystery. One that I will solve because now I determined. And it's good to have a goal.
My boss referred to this as a game. For me it's not so much a game as a grail. I hate leaving anything undone. Like, I cannot leave dishes in the sink or sing half of a line of song or return a half read book to the library or, well you get the idea. Before November 30th, I will have this done.
AND have a blast doing it too!
Wishing all of you a safe and fun weekend!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.