The books are ready to be boxed and shipped out. A happy problem. I need more.
After, I went over to Turkey Red Restaurant and I talked with Alex, the owner, about our putting in a bookcase near the parking lot entrance. She is all for it and gave me the name of the owner, who she says will be receptive to this idea.
I next went upstairs and introduced myself to Michele who works for United Way. I quickly realized that she’s a kindred spirit. She reads a lot, and so we went over to the Vagabond Blues distribution site where she took yet another handful of books. Like Alex, she also was enthused about their being a bookcase or two in the building. Gosh, three distribution sites within two blocks. This, I thought, is going to work out well.
I finally ventured over to the Bishop Attic Thrift Store where I, ahem, purchased a few books and of all things, a bookcase. I figure that this mid-sized bookcase is just the thing for the Turkey Red Hallway. If, say, Bill gets around to building another, I will then move this bookcase upstairs.
I must, at times (as I am doing now), take a moment and think about how far this project has come in such a short amount of time. When I started pulling books out of cardboard boxes and setting them on the VCRS baling room floor. I had no idea that in time, I’d be distributing them around town. Nor (and this is most important) did I realize that I’d end up meeting so many interesting and supportive individuals.
It is, as I write this, still blowsy out. Stormy did not have babies today, in my absence. Both Pete and I have our fingers crossed, that she will hold off until the weather is better.
Next: 41.2/10/21:A Conversation with Stormy and Ranger