Surveying the survivors

I’m curious. How many of my old online chums are still in Bloggersville and how many have gone? Tooty is by far and away the neighbourhood leader with too many posts to count! Good there is an automated system to do that for us, innit? That being said, just how many others of us are there? Daily Dish has been blogging as of late. Sometimes I see some posts by Prairie Flounder. My own posting rate has become nearly uncountable.

So, I’m putting it to you.

How many of you are going to keep the whole blog thingy going and how many of you are dumping the lot in the dustbin? Many of you seem to be keeping your options open by not deleting your blog. Do you think you may post more once winter arrives?

Not long ago, I posted that I was going to try blogging via my mobile, but you can see how long THAT lasted! There is a large part of my brain that says I should just chuck it in but there is an, admittedly, smaller part that says I should continue.

What are YOU going to do?

An indigenous stick insect for your amusement.
An indigenous stick insect for your amusement. Notice, the stick insect is a survivor and is standing on a dustbin. See the synergy there?

Quick! Get some gopher wood!


This is a snap of what we found at the library when we arrived for work one morning about three weeks ago. Our drinking fountain had burst a pipe and run all night on the upper level of the building.( My desk is just beyond this point.) The water ran into our Director’s office, into the periodicals room, cascaded down the two stairways, out the doors, and also continued down into the children’s department. The water also went through the floors and ran down walls. It destroyed a copy machine, 2-4 computers, 2 office chairs, flooring, and worst of all, our telephone system! Now, remember, all of our employees are women. We all rolled up our sleeves, and trouser legs, and moved furniture, books, magazines, newspapers, etc. until we were all exhausted. We were not allowed to turn on the a/c either so it was also 80 degrees F and extremely humid in there while we were doing all of this. Most of us worked in the building during the closure. After the cleaning company put up vapor barriers to close off the affected areas, we were able to turn on the a/c. Without those pesky Patrons in the building, it’s amazing just how much one can accomplish! There were several of  our employees who elected to stay home during the closure. Our Director was, shall we say, “disappointed” that they decided to not work. They get paid regardless! Just let me say I earned mega brownie points that week! (I worked more hours than anyone but the Director herself) My feeling is that if I’m getting paid to work, I’m going to earn it! I am also in management so feel I should be there. Our children’s department head apparently didn’t feel the same responsibility. I would be surprised if she even worked 10 hours. Sad, really. Her new employee worked more hours than she did! Yikes!! Our Director DID notice. I hope this lack of accountability will be mentioned in her yearly evaluation.

We were closed for a full week. We have reopened but STILL do NOT have phone service! Have you ever tried to run a business without phones? We got a burner phone so we may call out but our Patrons cannot call us! Nightmare!

How’s your life, then? Good, is it? Hope so!

Bless ~ S.Le


Yup. My hand in the air. Here I am. I just thought I’d fill you in on what’s been happening around here.

NOTHING! That’s what! Absolute zero.

I suppose that’s not exactly true because that would mean that time has stood still but that can’t be true because it is already April 12th. When did THAT happen?!? Crikey!

I don’t know if I announced (a full 10 months ago) that I now have a sweet wee granddaughter to add to the mix. Cute daughter gave birth in a tub of water in a birthing center to a lovely girl to add to her two boys. (Kids nowadays. What ever happened to having your babies in a sterile hospital? Really.) “C” is learning all sorts of things like crawling, pulling up to stand, cruising around furniture and taking her brothers’ toys. I’m really surprised she isn’t walking yet since Cute Daughter and her husband both walked at 9.5 months.

I am still employed by a public library. Husband is still a Pharmacist. Son-In-Law is nearly done with his Masters of Theology and is applying to teach school. Cute Daughter is a stay-at-home mum home schooling her kids. Art Major is still an assembler at Walmart. My Mum is still living on her own at 88 1/2 years of age. The biggest change is for Benny the Troll. He is still repairing and maintaining machines at a local fast-growing plastics company but not for long. They are moving the company to the next county and it is the perfect opportunity for him to jump ship. He is so tired of being used and abused by the company he was nearly excited when they announced they are moving. He has already told them he will assist in the transition but does not plan to move with them. What will he do? I don’t know if I have ever said but Benny is a Volunteer Firefighter. He is also now in classes for Emergency Medical technician. He should finish his classes in late August or early September. He then could be employed by a fire department or ambulance company. He may also need a part-time job elsewhere to make ends meet but he would be out of the factory! Huzzah! We will see how that develops.

We have completed a number of home projects which I will try to update you on. Frankly, my posts have been so infrequent that I truly cannot remember what I have posted about. I will need to review before the exam.

I don’t know about you but I have a number of home and garden projects to do and neither the time nor energy to do them.




"O", "C" & "D" Hmmm. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
“O”, “C” & “D”
Hmmm. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?