Thursday, June 9, 2016
Only Four Left!
I've just spent a half an hour with an online weed identification guide trying to figure out what our back garden mystery plant could be. I've had no luck. Meanwhile, our fox just trotted past the back door and now Olga is on red alert.
Yesterday was our last day with students at school. I managed to get all our library materials back except four books, which is pretty good, I think. (And those four kids will take care of the problem when school resumes.) I was calling parents and sending e-mails and badgering kids in the hallways. And just when I think I'm being such a nuisance that no one will ever be able to stand the sight of me, a student will ask me to sign his or her yearbook or give me a thank-you card or say to me, as one graduating senior did last night, "Thanks for everything, Mr. Reed. You're a great librarian."
Anyway, now I have to start in on the faculty and staff. I have two days to collect materials from them, and a four-page overdue list to work through!
Last night I picked up my newly-elasticized Doris Shorts from the tailor. He did a great job! Now, at least, when I'm walking around the garden in what appear to be boxers, they won't also look like they're about to fall off.
(Photo: A monument to Queen Victoria in Highbury, North London, on Sunday.)