My internship is finally about to end. I’ve spent the past month buried in paperwork. I haven’t been able to work on the Greenbooks project due to the amount of work needed for the Endangered Sites list. The RVPF basically wants me to turn decades of records into one Excel spreadsheet. They even told me I was never expected to finish the project due to how much work there is. At least I don’t have to do research for the “interpretive markers” now.
This project has been anything but bad. It’s a lot of work but beats doing nothing in a museum for hours on end. Here is what I need to use to make my spreadsheet: 20+ emails, a couple folders full of old records, hand written documents that have faded, and old reports from the 90s and early 2000s. If that sounds lot, that’s because it is! According to my spreadsheet, I’m only at 171 historical sites and almost all of that comes from the emails. By the time of I need to turn the assignment in, maybe I’ll get to the first page in one of the folders.