So long July. The rushing around, hurry up summer is half over month. It doesn’t feel like July or August in Minnesota. It is unseasonably cool with daytime highs about 75 F or 23 C and overnight lows around 50 F or 10 C.
The cool temperatures bring more people into the museum. I have more interruptions and get less done. I met a gal from another museum last week..she couldn’t believe that I was the only person on staff. She clearly understands what it takes day to day to run a museum. They have three people on staff and one tour guide. Peachy. They also get six times the funding from their county.
I accidently ran into all the County Commissioners exiting the building next door, I stood there and shook their hands like a good politician would, one of the A$$ holey ones was on his phone..I stood my ground and made him shake my hand anyway. I invited them all to the museum, of course they won’t show up..they are too busy with the many million dollar renovation to their building…and I cannot get freaking carpeting or new door jams. The door jams are a big tripping hazard…someone will break a hip someday.
I am getting burned out..can you tell? I have eight weeks and three days left until I close the doors for the winter. I still don’t have a contract in place…the Board is still working on it..I think they must be in a deadlock about the raise I asked for last APRIL. They are real movers and shakers. One of the Board members wants to continue monthly evening programs throughout the winter. I said “Go for it.”
So goodbye July..Hello August. I am ready for you.
The small grains are turning color.
The Common Milkweed and the Goldenrods are in full bloom.
I am not seeing Monarchs or Monarch larvae at all this year. There is plenty of Milkweed…I wonder what happened to them all. I will collect some Common Milkweed pods this Fall because I saw a cute Christmas Ornament that uses the empty pods:)