well I survived my Sunday 5 hour shift at Fakewood it was NOT easy. I did feel nervous a lot of the time but fortunately I did not hyperventilate as I had on Friday. I did keep once again detailed records of Exactly what I accomplished during the 5 hours I was paid for:

12:10 pm. arrived and found the outside book bins are overflowing

12:15–1pm checked in 121 items after emptying one very full book bin onto the desk

1–1:15pm put away checked in materials on workroom holding shelves. filled out two A/V problem slips (cd and dvd containers returned empty of their discs) checked in and put newspapers out for patrons to read and checked in a meeting room key from the book drop

1:15–1:50pm shelved 2 cart shelves Non Fiction plus a handful of paperbacks and magazines

1:50–2:05 Break

2:05–2:20 put into shelving order a three cart shelf cart of large non fiction Art books

2:20–2:55 sheved 3 cart shelves of heavy art books

2:55–3:05 helped outgoing page get her checked in materials cleared from the check in area

3:05–4pm checked in 127 items and had all put away and check in desk cleared at exactly 4pm

4–4:20pm made pick up rounds of assigned areas

4:20–4:55 shelved 3 cart shelves of Non-Fiction DVD’s

4:55–5:15 performed closing duties. made sure all patrons exited the building. made sure the meeting room was fully secured. locked the outside door shortly after 5 pm. changed the Open sign to Closed. Made sure all restrooms cleared of patrons. Locked inside door.

I get tired just thinking about having to go back and do it all again tomorrow. Meanwhile, I am enjoying being able to get online and write and send on my old Toshiba lappy. Not sure when I will have the money to replace the power cord on the new Compaq lappy. AND I have picked up a small free lance writing gig. 5 articles, 450–500 words each, $25 cash by paypal. It aint gonna pay my bills but I suppose it is a start. Hope everyone’s weekend went well and I will keep you posted.


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