Monday, August 18, 2014

August in Marietta

I can't believe it's the middle of August already and the kids are going back to school.  This picture is of across the street from our house taken in the morning before leaving for the courthouse.  It is often misty and foggy like this.  It reminds me of the mornings at Neah Bay only  without the smell of fish.  

We are just beginning to see the slightest start of the turning of the leaves.  I can't wait for the fall change of colors.  I expect it to be magnificent.

I was able to catch some of the wild flowers here although there are places where there are large purple  masses of flowers that make you think a little bit of the Garden of Eden must have leaked out here.

We did end up getting quite a bit of work back to do over last week.  Even though we couldn't see the blurring the auditor was identifying, Michael Benson pointed out that the books were post bound and the pages could be taken out of the bindings and photographed flat.  We didn't know they wanted us to do that because we thought it would take so much longer but we sure do agree it makes for a better image so we are glad we are able to re-do them flat.   It's going much better now that we're doing them flat and it's going a lot faster than we thought it would.  I'm sure there will be more things we will learn by our mistakes as we go along.
By next week we will be starting a new project.  It will be the divorce records from 1900 to I'm not sure when.  There are over 80,000 records to be digitized in the project.  They will be very time consuming.  Each record will be many pages. When I'm off camera I've been working on preparing them for capturing.  They are really quite depressing.  I've been working on the ones from 1946 to 1950 this week.  So many soldiers came home from the war to wives who had been unfaithful.  I'ts very sad to read so many unpleasant things that happened.
Other sad news is Issac punched out.  He wanted  the social scene of the church but nothing to do with the religion.  He came over last week and told us his conscience wouldn't allow him to go to church any more when he knew he really never would want any part of the religion.
We've had the Elders to dinner a couple of times and last week they even played the "Bean" game with us.  It was very brief but fun, they had to get on their way quickly.  They are such wonderful hard working missionaries.
We really thank you for your prayers.  The aches and pains of our bodies we were having such a hard time with at first have practically disappeared. We're still tired at the end of the day but not in pain.  It's OK to be tired.  We won't complain about that.  We enjoy what we are doing and so grateful that we get to be here.  We miss all of you and hope you are doing fine.  We love you and pray for you and trust the Lord to care for you while we are away.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry about Issac. That's really sad. Unfortunately that still happens with our soldiers today. They come home to wives or girlfriends who have found someone new. I love all the pictures. Marietta, Ohio is a very beautiful place. Love and miss you both lots. Xoxoxo muah :)