Malls: So I called my youngest as soon as I heard about the shooting in Portland. Both kids must have their phones set to special ring tones when I call. Her opening remark was, “I don’t do malls.” Once I got over the abstraction of the openingremark, we had a nice talk.
New Joisey News: Very sad about ThomaS’s library news. They are going to have to tear it down. That’s unimaginable to me. A great sadness.
We went toy shopping for the first time yesterday. At the Y, they have little angels on a lobby tree. G did some research online before he grabbed a toy for a boy aged nine. He had been very specific about what he wanted. Top of the list was a remote controlled helicopter. G picked one that could be flown inside, was easy to use, and had a rescue basket that went up and down. He still thinks that’s cool.
I took toy pictures.
More book shuffling today. I’ve been going in every day and shelving books. They have been selling, and tho not heavily, there’s a steady out-go. Some of the storage shelves in back are actually empty. If I can get a substantial number of books on the shelf today, maybe we will actually be ahead of the game by Friday and the giant, storewide 50% off sale.
I’m a dogged book shelver. That’s me.
The giant winter storm that’s been battering the north is heading our way. Day before yesterday, the weather heads were saying it would strike today. Watching this morning’s weather, they all say it will strike tonight around three. When I got to the pool this morning, there was only the teacher and I. I bet they all thought it would strike this morning.
Am I going to be lazy and not swim in the pouring rain tomorrow?