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New Branch February 23, 2017

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Started officially at my new branch this week. Learning the ropes of the new space and processes. Very different from larger previous branch and the much larger Main. It’s all good, though, working together to get everything done, and everyone taken care of. I like it.

Newsies was Great! The play took a different angle on a couple of the main characters, but I think it worked really well. The changes to the songs were disconcerting, but not bad. The songwriter said, in an article I Googled after watching, that he was glad to have a chance to go back and really polish them up.

Doc’s not thrilled with me still being on prednisone, so I’m onto my next step of cutting back. She’s also looking for someone for me to see about my jaw, but of course it’s been behaving these last couple days. Wants me to add Fish Oil into my supplements, too.

This week in Audio books has been short stories: Side Jobs by Jim Butcher, Call of Cthulhu and Dunwich Horror by Lovecraft. I also started into Triplanetary by E.E. Smith today, and a couple more Dresden shorts.

Main Training February 16, 2017

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This week, I’m spending at the Main Library for CSS training. It has been a fairly quiet, and educational week. I’m enjoying having stairs to run up and down at work again. I really need to get more exercise. Looking forward to getting back to MLK next week, as well. This next step feels like a very good one on my path.

At Sprawl, we’re getting closer go having me cataloging in the actual library building, as well as getting a more solid plan for the public access catalog. I’m now over 1,000 books cataloged in the current collection, too.

This weekend includes a night with friends, going to see Newsies, and some puppy time.

As for audiobooks, this week I finished Redwall and Cold Days, and listened to Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Skin Game.

Last Week February 9, 2017

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It’s my last week at Whitehall, this weekend I start at the Martin Luther King branch. Looking forward to the event this weekend, and then starting my first shift on Sunday. I get to spend the week at Main training, too, that’ll be interesting. 🙂

Tired today, so I stayed home in the afternoon. That means I have to spend all of tomorrow at Sprawl, finishing my weekly hours. Should get the current layer of the pallet finished, so just one more layer to go on this collection. Another collection is waiting. 😉

Party with fleet friends this weekend… between work shifts. Should be  a good time.

Tried a few more stories in Rogues, but couldn’t get into them. So, I started Redwall. It’s amusing, if simple. Also got through Ghost Story, now into Cold Days… and nearly done with it, actually. Skin Game up next.

Silly Groundhog February 2, 2017

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Apparently more winter… we haven’t really Had winter yet… all the snow stopped at Boise, apparently. Ah well.

Looking forward to my new job starting in another week. Lots of shadowing and such at my current place so I’m as ready as I can be before formal training at the new location. One step forward on my path. 🙂

Time with friends this weekend. Should be lots of fun.

Finished First Lord’s Fury today. am halfway through Ghost Story. Started an anthology called Rogues, as well. Not sure what I think, yet. Got bored halfway through the first story. I’m downloading Redwall, as well.

Waiting and Waiting January 26, 2017

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Now waiting on the results of two interviews. A weekend of work ahead, and then all the busy next month. Fortunately, some of that busy is puppy-watching again. Yay, puppy-time. 😉

Work is going along smoothly. Quiet day at the library today. Another flat of books arrived at the warehouse. Two more layers of boxes from the previous flat to go. Lots of old paperbacks.

Finished Star Beast, and am now working on First Lord’s Fury at work. Onto Changes at home. I’ve got an anthology downloaded, too, Rogues edited by R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

January in Ohio January 19, 2017

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Temps have been all over the board this week. Just another January in Ohio. Had a great time with my friends at DeCon this past weekend. Played some games, had some tasty food, even danced a tiny bit. Short post today because I’m also hanging out with friends tonight, and tomorrow, and the next day. Busy, happy life.

Finished Small Favors, and I’m now on Turn Coat in the Dresden binge. At work, I finished Callahan Chronicles, and now I’m listening to Star Beast by Heinlein. Still waiting on quite a few books on the hold list.

So much to do, and so little time. 🙂

DeCon is Here January 13, 2017

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Sorry about the late post, I spent yesterday working, and moving gear into the DeCon hotel. It’s going to be a lovely weekend relaxing and partying with friends. I had a great time last weekend watching musicals with friends, as well. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful life and great friends.

Work moves along at it’s usual pace. Fingers crossed for a big change soon. But the library continues to find new ways to serve our customers, this year the focus is on, not what we think they want, but finding out what they Really want.

Started into Callahan’s Chronicles this week, while waiting on the hold lists. Finished White Night, and am now into Small Favor on the Dresden front.

Right now, I’m waiting for lunch to finish cooking so I can eat and get out to DeCon. 🙂

It’s Beginning to Look… December 15, 2016

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… a lot like Christmas. The librarian brought in garland to decorate the office today. The snow is sticking quite firmly to the ground. Parties have begun for the holidays. I’m halfway through present shopping/making and am still trying to sort out the family visit. Looking forward to seeing my nieces and nephew, and brother and sis-in-law.

My jobs are hot and cold. The library’s heat is running quite well, though I hear the A/C turned on yesterday when it got warm enough. Sprawl, however, is a bit on the chilly side. I have a space heater for my work area, and the office folk turned on the big blower in the back when they realized I was there yesterday (they didn’t have anybody on their side of the warehouse). I finished the collection I was working on, and Tomorrow I start the new collection that just arrived.

Instead of TV/Netflix at home, I’ve been binging on Dresden Files audio books again. At Sprawl, I’ve gotten through Harm None, and now I’m onto Captain’s Fury. Though, today I did watch the new Ghostbusters and the newest James Bond – Spectre. Hoping to see Rogue One this weekend.

Hope everyone has a great, and safe, holiday season.

December Snow December 8, 2016

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Snow today, freezing temps all day. It must finally be winter, though not officially. They test ran the salt trucks today on the highway. While also blocking off the highway a bit for a Trump visit. Busy day.

Had an interview last week, and received a no, thank you, letter today. Keeping an eye out for more. Full time soon would be really helpful. Otherwise, finishing up one collection at Sprawl, and I have a couple more on line. CML is gearing up for the holidays. Main has a holiday party and a couple concerts on the docket.

Finished up Cursor’s Fury, and had some Heinlein short stories, and now I’m into Harm None. Captain’s Fury is up next.

Pulling out my crockpot lately. Had Beef Stew last weekend. Pot roast toady. Maybe Chili this weekend. Tasty foods for cold weather.

Advent Begins December 1, 2016

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Today is the first day of December, the first day of Advent. The weather, after briefly warming up Tuesday and Wednesday, has dropped down to winter temperatures. Tomorrow, I will be putting up the last of my curtains to keep it out. With the help of a couple friends.

I had a nice Thanksgiving weekend with the puppy. Watched a very good, very hard fought football game between UofM and OSU, on an actual TV and everything (usually, I’m seeing the poorly broadcast Gamecast on ESPN). I also got my haircut in preparation for my interview tomorrow (good thoughts, please). Not a very Good picture, but here’s what it looks like:

New Hair Cut

This weekend looks to be a quiet affair. Possibly going to watch people bowl tomorrow night. And I’ve borrowed some Lego Harry Potter Wii games from the library. 😉

I’m a good bit into Cursor’s Fury by Butcher, and I got Harm None by Sellars from Audible to listen to next. New D&D campaign has begun in a haunted puzzle house, so that was a really fun start this week.

The holiday season is fully upon us, and I’m still trying to decide about decorating.