It was very kind of the winter weather to hit us when it did. We enjoyed a beautiful snowy day yesterday, the kids didn’t have school today, I didn’t have to work, and the roads were all ready for us to leave at 2:30. We got to Asheville just a little before 7:00, and got to enjoy a delicious meatloaf meal (prepared by my dad – surprise, surprise) along with a made-from-scratch Devil’s Food cake for my mom’s birthday. (She had made her own birthday cake earlier, and apparently he snuck the last piece.) I can’t even remember the last time I baked a cake that wasn’t out of a box. His cake, complete with homemade icing, completely impressed me. And it was a 2-layer cake, no less.
The biggest adventure of the day happened at the Hazard library. Our library doesn’t charge overdue fees for books, but they charge $.50/day for late DVDs. We had 5 DVDs checked out, and we’re going to be gone for a week, so we wanted to be sure to get them turned in. Well, we pulled in to the parking lot and there was not a car in sight. Closed for snow. No problem – there’s a handy book drop on the side of the building. Except…. as we pulled up, I saw 6 books crammed into the book drop, completely filling up the space. I got out of the van and started pulling books out of the book drop, determined to get my movies returned on time. I was fully prepared to take someone else’s books to Floriday with me, so I wouldn’t have to pay overdue fees. But I had to investigate a little bit first. I started pulling books out to see if it was clogged, and then Roger came along and piled me completely full of books and made a big stack on the sidewalk. Finally, he found the problem, pushed a big bag of books down to release the clog and got things working the way they were supposed to. About the time that we were getting everything put back in, I realized, “There’s probably been a security camera keeping an eye on us this whole time.” I turned around and, sure enough, there it was – staring me right in the face.
During my next trip to the library, I’ll have to ask my librarian Carol if they saw any suspicious activity at the book drop November 11th.