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In other news, my workday at the library yesterday was cut short by a freak thunderstorm (freak as in it came out of freakin' nowhere) and a power outage. We lost one bank of lights and had some of the internet computers reboot on us, so Marla had me shut everything but one of the circ desk computers down. After a while Marla and Pen decided to try flipping the breaker switches in the back room to see if that would trigger any of the lights we had lost...when they were done playing around with that we had more lights off in the building than we'd had before they'd fiddled with it. So Pen decided to clear everyone out and close the library for the night since we didn't know how long it would be until we'd get power back.

And tonight should be just as interesting, because the library is having an open house to tell the city the truth our side about our plans to build across the street. I swear, the city council is sinking to new lows with this. They had a chance to acquire the land years ago, they didn't jump on it so the library got it, and now they're boo-hooing because the library won't kowtow to their whims. I swear that's all they're doing, is throwing a goddamn temper tantrum.
ladyiapetus: (Muppets: The Newsman)
cut for meme-age )

In other news, my workday at the library yesterday was cut short by a freak thunderstorm (freak as in it came out of freakin' nowhere) and a power outage. We lost one bank of lights and had some of the internet computers reboot on us, so Marla had me shut everything but one of the circ desk computers down. After a while Marla and Pen decided to try flipping the breaker switches in the back room to see if that would trigger any of the lights we had lost...when they were done playing around with that we had more lights off in the building than we'd had before they'd fiddled with it. So Pen decided to clear everyone out and close the library for the night since we didn't know how long it would be until we'd get power back.

And tonight should be just as interesting, because the library is having an open house to tell the city the truth our side about our plans to build across the street. I swear, the city council is sinking to new lows with this. They had a chance to acquire the land years ago, they didn't jump on it so the library got it, and now they're boo-hooing because the library won't kowtow to their whims. I swear that's all they're doing, is throwing a goddamn temper tantrum.
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First off, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] cynthia_harrell! (it's 11:36 where I am, so technically it's still your birthday)

Secondly, Day 2 of having the house to myself is nearly over. Being home alone while the 'rents and my brother are away has been better than I thought. Got to play my music on the 5-disc changer stereo and watch my DVDs on the player in the family room without anyone interrupting me. Consumed a small container of Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked Ice Cream over the course of two days (chocolate ice cream, brownie bits and cookie dough...yum!) Nothing's burnt down or blown up, no wild parties, animals have been behaving themselves. Toto especially is taking every opportunity he can to snuggle with me. If I'm sitting down, he's got to be on my lap or sitting beside me or laying on me.

I've also been spending less time in the house than I thought I would, mostly because I've been working. I volunteered last week to work today from 9 to noon. Yesterday I wound up working 12 to 5 at the last minute because Pen remembered - at the last minute - that she had a meeting that day and didn't want to leave Monica out there by herself. And tomorrow I'm working 9 to 12 again for another girl whose baby-sitter canceled on her. *shrugs* Oh, well. I'm in better spirits about things since my evaluation got over and done with, and I could always use the extra hours (and the extra pay).

Third...I hate road construction. Abso-fucking-lutely despise it. The road crew was supposed to have the eastbound lane completed by ByronFest weekend, which was the 8 through the 11 of July.

It's the 28, and they're just now starting on the next phase of construction which is the center of the road. And they've started working at night, 7 pm to 7 am, rather than the daytime because 1) there's less traffic and 2) it's cooler, especially after that heat wave we had. It'll be a fucking miracle and three-quarters if they actually get the entire project finished by December like they planned to.

So anyway, last night the center part of the road was cut out near my street. And by "near" I mean "directly in front of my street". Meaning that eastbound traffic can get into and out of the subdivision just fine, but westbound traffic? Fughettaboutit. If you want to get onto our street and you're heading west, you've got to go past all the construction onto Rt. 72, find a place to turn around and come back on the eastbound lane.

I tell you, tonight those construction dorks had better make some kind of a path for people to get across the road out or in our street, or someone (probably my mom; she was pretty pissed when I told her about it over the phone earlier) is going to raise holy hell over it. I don't know what the hell these guys were thinking; what if an ambulance or a fire truck needed to get into the subdivision? They'd be wasting precious time having to go all the way out of town just to get to us.
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First off, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] cynthia_harrell! (it's 11:36 where I am, so technically it's still your birthday)

Secondly, Day 2 of having the house to myself is nearly over. Being home alone while the 'rents and my brother are away has been better than I thought. Got to play my music on the 5-disc changer stereo and watch my DVDs on the player in the family room without anyone interrupting me. Consumed a small container of Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked Ice Cream over the course of two days (chocolate ice cream, brownie bits and cookie dough...yum!) Nothing's burnt down or blown up, no wild parties, animals have been behaving themselves. Toto especially is taking every opportunity he can to snuggle with me. If I'm sitting down, he's got to be on my lap or sitting beside me or laying on me.

I've also been spending less time in the house than I thought I would, mostly because I've been working. I volunteered last week to work today from 9 to noon. Yesterday I wound up working 12 to 5 at the last minute because Pen remembered - at the last minute - that she had a meeting that day and didn't want to leave Monica out there by herself. And tomorrow I'm working 9 to 12 again for another girl whose baby-sitter canceled on her. *shrugs* Oh, well. I'm in better spirits about things since my evaluation got over and done with, and I could always use the extra hours (and the extra pay).

Third...I hate road construction. Abso-fucking-lutely despise it. The road crew was supposed to have the eastbound lane completed by ByronFest weekend, which was the 8 through the 11 of July.

It's the 28, and they're just now starting on the next phase of construction which is the center of the road. And they've started working at night, 7 pm to 7 am, rather than the daytime because 1) there's less traffic and 2) it's cooler, especially after that heat wave we had. It'll be a fucking miracle and three-quarters if they actually get the entire project finished by December like they planned to.

So anyway, last night the center part of the road was cut out near my street. And by "near" I mean "directly in front of my street". Meaning that eastbound traffic can get into and out of the subdivision just fine, but westbound traffic? Fughettaboutit. If you want to get onto our street and you're heading west, you've got to go past all the construction onto Rt. 72, find a place to turn around and come back on the eastbound lane.

I tell you, tonight those construction dorks had better make some kind of a path for people to get across the road out or in our street, or someone (probably my mom; she was pretty pissed when I told her about it over the phone earlier) is going to raise holy hell over it. I don't know what the hell these guys were thinking; what if an ambulance or a fire truck needed to get into the subdivision? They'd be wasting precious time having to go all the way out of town just to get to us.
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Met with my boss about my evaluation today. Fortunately I did better than I thought I would, so I was nervous about nothing for the past week or so.

Still haven't gotten my hands on HBP; I was hoping when I went into work this morning that someone would have returned a copy. At least I'm at the top of the holds queue, so the next copy that is returned is mine (now watch, with my luck a copy would have come back after I left).

Of course, acquired a copy or not, the release of the new Harry Potter book has my muses sniffing in the direction of that fandom again. I'm currently torn between two ideas - my Harry's Twin AU, or a new idea that centers around the adventures of the child of Lupin and Tonks.

As of now, it is four days until Mom, Dad and my brother leave for Middle Tennessee to visit a college down there that my brother is interested in. Since they're driving instead of flying, it means that I will have the entire house to myself from Wednesday until Friday. Except for having to work 9 to noon on Thursday, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself. *glee!*
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Met with my boss about my evaluation today. Fortunately I did better than I thought I would, so I was nervous about nothing for the past week or so.

Still haven't gotten my hands on HBP; I was hoping when I went into work this morning that someone would have returned a copy. At least I'm at the top of the holds queue, so the next copy that is returned is mine (now watch, with my luck a copy would have come back after I left).

Of course, acquired a copy or not, the release of the new Harry Potter book has my muses sniffing in the direction of that fandom again. I'm currently torn between two ideas - my Harry's Twin AU, or a new idea that centers around the adventures of the child of Lupin and Tonks.

As of now, it is four days until Mom, Dad and my brother leave for Middle Tennessee to visit a college down there that my brother is interested in. Since they're driving instead of flying, it means that I will have the entire house to myself from Wednesday until Friday. Except for having to work 9 to noon on Thursday, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself. *glee!*
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First off, happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] silvormoon!

Second off, had library staff meeting this morning. Looks as though the city's bound and determined to stop us from building on the site across the street come hell or high water. I think we're at the point where we may have to hire an attorney.

Staff evaluations are also done, and Pen (the boss) is ready to talk to us individually about them. So pardon me whilst I get just the teeniest bit paranoid, especially because I've been there the shortest amount of time and I've made a couple mistakes.
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First off, happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] silvormoon!

Second off, had library staff meeting this morning. Looks as though the city's bound and determined to stop us from building on the site across the street come hell or high water. I think we're at the point where we may have to hire an attorney.

Staff evaluations are also done, and Pen (the boss) is ready to talk to us individually about them. So pardon me whilst I get just the teeniest bit paranoid, especially because I've been there the shortest amount of time and I've made a couple mistakes.

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