Friday, June 18, 2004

Rachel's new job

Rachel sort of started a job this week. The reason I say sort of is because we got the broad "ok" from the guy to go ahead, but a number of details are yet unsettled and the guy hasn't written us back to give further instructions.

She will be scanning materials from the SIL archives in the basement of our building so they can become part of the Rosetta Project, which is an organization (not Christian) that is interested in preserving things for long periods of time, esp. language data from lesser-known languages. David and Andrew both did scanning for them 2-3 years ago, and now they have new funding to add to their holdings so we're trying to get Rachel in on it too.

But the work isn't easy. There are lots of decisions that need to be made by either Gary or me before scanning can begin, then the scanning itself is done in a specialized, picky way, so it isn't as easy as one might think.

Hopefully it will get a bit easier for Rachel and she will be able to make a little money. We are trying to schedule our day to have her come to work in the morning (her "office" is a desk near mine), then we go swim laps during lunch hour, then eat lunch we brought with us, then work more in the afternoon. Hopefully, she will be come more independent so I don't have to stay at the office all afternoon.


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