What’s the Matter With the Front Matter?

I took yesterday off. The plan was to go to the beach, but the weather was awful. We went to the movies, Target, and had dinner at Tomato Pie Cafe. I decided around 9 PM to rearrange my living room; I’m sure my downstairs neighbors loved me. Despite the rain Friday ended up being a really great day.

 

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I cleaned my desk off and moved it in front of the window! My tiny city apartment does not give me too many options for moving furniture around, but I can’t complain about the view. 

 

Today started with Mean Cup and Beiler’s Donuts. Followed by a trip to Ikea. Oh, how I love Ikea! I sat finally down around four to work on the transcription of the front matter. The goods news is that I finished the first round of the transcription of the front matter. I skipped the inscriptions because I honestly do not know if I am going to attempt to transcribe them. I also have a bunch of abbreviations that I need to figure out. But the first round is DONE!!!! My hand feels like it is going to fall off, but the first round is DONE!!!

 

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I really enjoy doing this part by hand. My hand does not enjoy it so much. Eight pages of transcription (plus the back of some of those pages). 

 

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I’m all about snacks (a.k.a snackrifices). This was my reward for finishing the first round of transcription. It’s pretty darn tasty! 

I know I should start getting ready for bed, but I’m going to likely stay up late trying to figure out what the abbreviations are supposed to be. I feel like I’m playing the medieval manuscript version of  Legends of the Hidden Temple. 

 

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