Ok, quicky run down of my life so far:
1) STILL working on that dig in Fishkill, and in fact am sitting in the motel room as I type. Two week dig my ASS, but, hey, can't complain as I'm getting paid.
Official word so far is that come hell or high water we WILL be finished Tuesday, but the way things keep changing on this dig, I'm not holding my breath.
2) Halloween was the site tour for the Fishkill Historical Society, the client, the representative from the state, and a lawyer from the state attorney general's office (cause the client is suing the state). The Two Bills gave the site tour while me and one of the newbies cleaned the trenches (We have trenches, OH SO MANY TRENCHES. Some times I look around and wonder why there aren't any Germans, or idiotic batmen with Cunning Plans...)
So far, the really awesome stuff we've found have been a series of stone walls (thank you, Ian, for letting me watch that Eddie Izzard sketch), the remains of a butchered horse (HUZZAH! CUT MARKS!! And honestly, who else is going to be eating HORSE but the Revolutionary army who was low on just about every other piece of meat...), six possible graves, and a circular arc of circular stains in the ground that SCREAM "ZOMG I'M THE POST HOLE REMAINS OF A WIGWAM!!!"
On Tuesday, we will be excavating one of the graves, to make sure it IS a grave, and to try and determine if it is a soldier's burial or a farm family grave. Have the coroner standing by!
3) Spent Halloween at New Paltz with Wyatt and his gang. Had the foresight to bring something costumey with me. Ended up trick-or-treating, and having an EPIC silly string fight in front of his dorm
. Good times had by all.
4) Nano. Holy shit, did Nano really just start? *Get's cracking!*
And that's the very, very short of the rather long and tedious. Hopefully this post has broken the seal so to speak, and my next post won't be as long in coming.