I am so excited! I don't know why I put this off for so long, but last week I finally sent an e-mail to a wonderful little library in Ireland that I visited in 2006 (has it really been that long?!), asking them about some 17th century records that I need to research for my book. Yes, that's 350-year-old records, that actually have my ancestors in them. Today I got a very encouraging reply! I'll have to wait until the folks over there get together to discuss my proposal, and how they could get copies to me. I should hear more in the next couple of weeks.
You see, good librarians don't just throw those old records on a copy machine like we do all the time, because they're so fragile. I'm really honored that they like my idea enough to consider scanning them.
What's the word for: I'm jumping up and down, waving my arms in the air—this is pivotal for my book—I can't wait!!!