There are some moments at work when you get a big wake-up call and you realize that you made the right choice choosing that career. I got one last week.
I had an email from a lady from the UK whose father is currently very ill: he was featured as an amateur tennis player in a SA newsreel from 1945 and his dying wish - he has cancer - was to see this again. He told his daughter it would be impossible to find and she contacted me.
Impossible to find? Challenge accepted.
I found the footage inside ten minutes and after breaking all - I mean ALL - the archive rules about having a film cool down after retrieval, etc, I had it at the lab and by midday, colleagues there had uploaded the video to Vimeo and he was able to see it.
Wow: my job is finally worth it.