Things are really coming up Milhouse. Even got my heavy wading pants on and not because the library’s pipes have burst in the cold. Knock on all the wood in all the shelves in this dusty old relic of a building that I do not have the money to fix.
All I am saying here, is that I have some books and some computers now. The library is coming together and I’m planning on doing a very, very soft open on Saturday. Hell yeah, son!
But, Evan, you ask, how did you get computers when you have no money? You had to drive all over hell and back to get the books and almost got stranded in the wilderness.
You are a knowledgeable and voracious reader of this blog, sir. That’s what I have to say. And thank you for it. As for the computers, I have to thank the Methodist Church on Main Street for that. They “borrowed” most of the computers we had, excluding the hard drives and the servers because of data. Jessie thankfully came back and offered his services off the clock to help me out today and we got four of the running with the server.
It was good to see Jessie again in a work way, not just drinking at the Tonk. He’s been doing IT at the schools for next to nothing. I asked if he was planning on joining Dave, our old IT guy and Jessie’s cousin, back at the family business, but he said no.
“Man, after all the excitement of this library?” he said, “Damn circus would be boring. Plus, Banned County has ample supply of bearded ladies, so I always feel at home.”
I think that if you get the reference to the circus you may have been reading this blog way too long. (Thanks if you have.) If you did not get it, well, the Cartwrights are circus folk. Dave, our previous IT guy, became their leader sometime last year and Jessie stepped in to help out the library. It was Jessie who pulled Natalie out of harm’s way when the building caught fire last year. Never did get a good answer as to why he was up there…
Anyway, we got the computers back up. All I have to do is catalog the 500 or so books by myself and we are back in business. If I can prove that there is a market, if the numbers are still here after all this time being closed… I may just be able to secure some funding. We shall see.