Mabble Monday

mabble ~ to wrap up

Still waiting on the cover art for the covers of the OTF project, but for all intents and purposes the project is done. And just so you know that I haven't just been slacking off for the last eight months, I have the pictures to prove it.

I don't know how well you can see this, but this shows that even when printing black and white pictures my printer insisted on adding blue . . . unless I switched from printing in colour to printing in greyscale.

This is a picture of the finished project

The project consists of:
32 interviews between veterans and local high school students
19 hours of recordings (edited down from 26 hours)
877 hours of audio editing/mastering (hubby did this part over 20 months)
224 hours of transcribing interviews
over 190,000 words transcribed; 475 pages split into 3 volumes

This does not include time spent searching for the correct spelling of names of battles, places, military terms, etc. Nor does it include time spent printing, re-printing, and photo editing.

And this is a picture of the amount of shredding I have to do. It was really tempting to do all the shredding myself and then take a picture of all the bags stacked up, however the last time I had a pile of shredding to do (a much smaller pile) it took forever and I burned out one of my shredders (I had two). This time I'm shoving everything into a box and then taking it to my husband's office to add to their pile of shredding. Every once in awhile a truck comes and pretty much shreds everything in a manner of minutes. Apparently it acts something like a wood chipper. :-)

Got my serial posts both written and up on time, as well as my book review and poetry post. Go me! LOL I even updated my Goodreads and my Reading Challenge page. I did not get a Flash Fiction posted, however, nor did I make it to the poetry reading (not feeling well)

Did you participate in the poll I put up Tuesday? Too late, poll is closed now. Blogger wouldn't allow me to add choices to their poll (their maximum was four and I had six) so I had to put two polls into the sidebar. I can't believe it - the cheese won! So this week will be the first installment of cheeses of the world. *shakes head sadly*

My weekend did not go as planned. While I did spend some time outside on Saturday, it was at a great-nephew's first birthday party. Granted he's a cute little gomer, but I find a little bit of kiddie time goes a long way. Then Sunday I was at a bridal shower for my husband's cousin's son's future bride. I'm not even sure why I was invited. It was a very elegant affair though.

Hopefully this will be it for this kind of thing for a while. It's not that I mind doing family stuff so much, it's just that it's always smack dab in the middle of the day. And . . . I spoke too soon. Next weekend is my father-in-law's birthday so I expect there'll be a get-together for that as well. *sigh*

I pulled out one of my almost finished manuscripts between parties on the weekend and got a little bit of work done on it. This week I'd like to get a bunch more work done on it. My work room isn't looking too bad, but my office is in sad shape . . . again. I'm hopeful it won't take too long to whip it into shape again because I think I'll get more accomplished if I work in there than in the easy chair in the living room.

What’s Up This Week: The schedule is up on the side bar, so I’m just giving the highlights here.

Tuesday On Random Thoughts I will be posting my first installment of Cheeses of the World. On Random Writings I will be doing a book review - hopefully of a book I've just finished reading.

Wednesday (on Random Writings) Chapter Sixty-one of Shades of Errol Flynn. I think it's time to check in on Howard and the wizards, don't you? On Random Thoughts there’ll be a hunk and a day hussy for your viewing pleasure. ;-)

Thursday we have Chapter Twenty-six of Water (on Random Thoughts) where I think we'll see how Nereida is doing . . . maybe.

Friday I've run out of poetry from the PAD challenge, so on Random Writings I might have to come up with a fresh poem. I've actually had a couple of flash fiction ideas rattling around in my head, so perhaps I will get one written for Random Thoughts this week.

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