If we were having coffee, I’d comment first on the weather. It was a beautiful week! Sunshine, morning fog, crisp Autumn air… it doesn’t get much better than this. I live for this time of year. Summer is too hot, winter too long, but fall? The best.
Inspired by the weather, I was able to get outside for some early morning walks. Inspired by the foliage, I pieced together this video. I’m no professional when it comes to videography, but I sure do enjoy experimenting. It’s amazing what you can do with an iPhone!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it was a challenging week at work.
On Thursday, we had training all day at library headquarters. All the staff from all fourteen of our branches were there. It was nice to meet everyone and put faces to names, but it was a bit of a nightmare for an introvert like me. I only have one other staff member at my branch and she was in the other group, so I was on my own for the day. All the other staff had been working there for years and seemed to know each other. The training sessions themselves were fine, but lunch was super uncomfortable.
Then, on Friday, our circulation system was down. It was a good thing we had just sat through an afternoon of customer service training, so I was able to meet the challenge with a smile. But it was still frustrating. I couldn’t look into patron’s accounts, couldn’t issue new cards or replace lost ones, couldn’t accept fines, couldn’t place holds… I was a sitting duck. When book delivery came mid afternoon, I couldn’t process it. When books were returned, I couldn’t get them checked back in. All day, I was surrounded by work piling up that I couldn’t do. It drove me crazy! Thankfully, we have a stand-alone version of our circ software that I could use to check books out to people.
When I got to work on Saturday, everything was up and working again. Thank goodness.
If we were having coffee, you’d know that my house was a full one this weekend. Both brothers were home for fall break. So while I was miserable at work on Friday, Joe and Sam were hiking in the sunshine at a local state park. We’ve been eating family dinner, fighting over who gets to do laundry first, and acting like little kids. Joe and I have watched TV together in the evenings, which has been fun. (Did anyone else see the PBS documentary on the making of Hamilton? So good!)
It’s now time to turn things over to you! How was your week? What would you share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster
BONUS: Some photos from my early morning walks: