Friday, October 28, 2022
I took this several days ago while walking the dog. The trees on this street usually turn dramatically yellow, but this year the color hasn't seemed as good. Whether that has to do with our dry summer or warmer autumn or just my perception, who knows. Here's the same view on almost the same date in 2015.
No creepy dreams last night, at least not that I can remember!
Yesterday I got busy on another back-office project in the library. Remember how every year I take the departed students and their families out of our library computer system? Although they're added automatically when they come to the school, I have to remove them manually when they leave or graduate. It's one of the peculiarities of our software.
Well, the librarian in the Lower School said she kept finding students in her system who were no longer at the school -- in some cases students who had never been there. So I went through her entire patron list and checked it against the school database, and sure enough, I found about 60 people who had either departed, were entered into the system multiple times, or had applied to the school but never come. (We've stopped importing that last group, but it used to happen.) I deleted all those accounts, so hopefully that will make her happy.
It took me all day, but I might do the same with our patrons in the main library just to make sure we're not having the same issues.
As you know, I like jobs like that -- something that requires intense focus and allows me to lose myself in my task.
On my walk home last night I found a discarded bouquet in someone's yard waste bag. The chrysanthemums still looked pretty good, so I brought them home for our windowsill!