I notice that since I’m working at the Fort I seem to be much more tired at the end of the day, and simply can’t stay awake very long after supper. It finally dawned on me that being an introvert, I need time to myself after being out with people in order to recoup my energy. It is the way with all introverts, and the opposite is true for extroverts – they are energized by being around groups of people.
All day long I am meeting and greeting folks, from the time I arrive and am with my colleagues for a little while before I head out to the Fort to open the store. From then on I talk to a lot of people – most who come into the store like to engage in conversation about the Fort itself, the Civil War, Savannah and surrounding areas, the states and cities where they are from, and a great variety of topics. They ask questions and I have absorbed enough of the history of this place to enjoy trying to answer the questions. I love going to work in the mornings, but working several days in a row takes its toll on my energy level, and all I want to do is to sleep. So today and tomorrow I am off work and hope to enjoy being with me!
Several days ago I took a picture of what the Union used as solitary confinement for their Confederate prisoners. This room was originally a shell magazine, but it was turned into a dark little hole for prisoners deserving of extra punishment Of course there were no electric lights, and 6 officers who tried to escape were housed in this little room for a time.