Today is the beginning of packing up the vault. Part 1 of the packing is the purging. There are so many tapes in the vault that go back 10+ years that nobody even remembers what they are, when they were done and who they were done for. We need to determine which tapes need to come with us to the new place and which ones need to go away. But let me tell you, there are a lot of tapes and they take up a lot of boxes, and they are not light which is not good for my bad back. We have me and Mary Anne going through each shelf and filling carts for Carlo and Christina to enter as “purged” in the computer or check them out to a box as they begin their trek downtown. Yes, Christina is our former assistant editor. We figured, the most knowledgeable people about the vault are the people who were responsible for it. In the last 11 years it’s been me, then Amanda, then Christina and now Carlo. We didn’t have Amanda back for this, 5 people in the vault would have been a bit much.
Make sure you check the website tomorrow, there will be new pictures from the building construction.