Friday, September 26, 2014
Rainy and cool
Busy day at the library yesterday. Got a good chunk of paperwork done in the morning; then the new shelving arrived, delivered and installed by a group of inmates. The shelves are from Eastham library – they’re building a new one and are moving into trailers for the next three years (stressful much?). They’re getting rid of all their shelves, etc., because they won’t fit in the new building. So we inherited long units of shelving, paperback racks, the whole shebag. It’s awesome.
The inmates were a good bunch of guys. Whatever mistakes landed them where they are, they were skilled, helpful, polite, and had good hearts. Really makes you question the system that these guys are behind bars and the CEOS of banks and corporations who regularly destroy tens of thousands of lives for their own profit are rewarded with money and politicians who do whatever they say.
Once they were gone, we moved the Large Print books to one set of new shelves – now they’re in a light, cheerful area where the people who like LP can actually get at them. We’re in the process of moving audio books, CDs, romance, and science fiction/fantasy. It looks so wonderful. It makes us all happy.
Exhausted by the time I got home. The books I’m waiting for still haven’t arrived. Did some work on INITIATE and read a disappointing book. Worked on a student manuscript – I’d started it, but hadn’t had a chance to do as much work on it as I’d like.
Up early; work on INITIATE and notes for some other pieces in that world. To the library – I have so much catching up to do today, because I lost so much time the past two days in meetings and moving things around.
We have poet Charles Coe here tomorrow – I’m very excited. And then I have two full days off to write. Tuesday is packed to the gills with “have-tos”, including coming in to work for a few hours (which I don’t mind). So I need to be very, very focused between now and Tuesday.
Have a great weekend!