The nightingales are a noisy bunch in those trees.
Last week was exhausting. We cleared the bookmines in a hau-ruck-day/night action, including my bureau and my room. The magomobile was loaded to the brim when we drove off around midnight – it’s always astounding what one brings to a place over a year -; the young man who helped me dozed off on the trip back. At least he learned to operate a Sackkarre (Ger., Eng., website – Jesus, there’s even a site for sack barrows!) without braking his legs or mine. We built a wall from the book boxes, seriously: three boxes high, put plastic foil on the top (and on the base of course!), and laid some wooden shelf boards on it: It’s perfect now to sort through records!
You understand from this that I seriously hope that there will be a follow-up contract regarding the records, archive materials, they still have roughly nine meters of the stuff (and circa one hundred plans) stored in the basement of another house – it would be a perfect working environment now. Sorting through records you simply need space; the job is to restore the “old order”, the archive mirrors the administrative structure that created the records (Provenienzprinzp (Ger.)), roughly at least, and when I sorted through a part of the actual stock I found it tohu-wah-bohu (Ger., Eng.), they simply stored it and made it fit into some lockers. Good – enough work for me; just need a contract.
The last days were spent working through tons of emails and papers, jetsam, simply to clear the desk. And all the stuff I brought back once had a place here … this appartement is already a hoarder’s nightmare, so it became a bit difficult. And yes, cleaning was a good idea too.
The next days will be full, I have to throw together the Abschlussbericht, the final report, telling about all I did, what was, what is, where to go to – wrapping it up in a nice parcel to be shown and presented. An old friend wants to sell some things and I shall put them on ebay – you need some paintings? – and Robcsi wants me to correct some articles: So its business as usual, I just have to return to this new normal.
This Sunday Music is for Robcsi, something by Omega (Ger., Eng.), a Hungarian rock band hundred years on the road, from 1969, two years before Lady in Black (Ger., Eng.), just sayin’ … pass the Pálinka (Ger., Eng.) my friend!