I'm not complaining. My collection goes back to the mid-late 1800's, because I have inherited a huge collection from a variety of ancestors. All of those have to be identified, catalogued, scanned, numbered and entered into my genealogy program as well (the amazing Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com). Then there are the numerous family photos of the past twenty-five years of marriage, children and family vacations. My goal is to sort these per child and also by the narrative/story of what was happening. Also, I am trying to assemble the books so that when I go to glory (many, many years from now I hope), my girls will each have a set of books.
|Christmas party, December 2013|
|Banquet ends off the table for every day family use|
|New Year's Eve Dinner, 2013|
|Genealogy sorting room|
I had my boxes of papers and photos in my home office, which is a nice large space, but also an interior room with no windows. I knew this project would probably take all summer, and I needed to be in the light. So, I've brought everything into the dining room.
Our dining room is one of the rooms in the house that is always sparkling clean and polished, ready to go. It is great for parties and dinners of all sizes, and I love, love, LOVE it. Because of its unique placement in the house, its table stays clear and never gets any of the clutter the breakfast room often acquires. So, this is a big step...with a deadline. But it was a good decision. The views from the two windows in the dining room are bright and pleasant and make it a very happy place to work! A lot of my Classic Preppy posts this summer will probably revolve around this project...so get ready!!