Now onto today's entry. Rex and I just got back from our first agility lesson. It was quite fun, we didn't do too badly either, though I'm not sure how he'd have been if he'd gone off lead. I decided agility would be a good way for him to see other dogs and get a bit of mental stimulation, he seemed to enjoy himself, so hopefully the more we do it, the less he'll feel the need to greet every dog we ever see on walks as he'll be seeing dogs at the weekend, well, I can hope.
I have a job interview tomorrow, so I should probably be preparing for that. I did do a brief sort of preparation today, in that the agility is actually near the library where the interview is, so I drove round to check that I knew where it was as they've rebuilt it since I was last there (no it wasn't that long ago, but it was just a temporary building when I went).
I don't really have anything interesting to say and I want to play World of Warcraft, so maybe I'll print off the notes I made for the interview (last week while in Markfield, so they were also on this memory stick, with the previous blog entry).
I actually wrote the following entry on Tuesday, but haven't got around to posting it until now, sorry...
I am so glad that my memory stick was in my bag. I am currently sat at the community centre in Markfield. I have been here for ½ an hour and am bored out of my mind. What am I doing here? Well, I am covering at Markfield library. Only at the moment Markfield library is being refurbished, so they are running a small service out of a room in the community centre. I knew this, but did not anticipate how small. I could probably spend my time counting the books to see exactly how many there are, but I’m here for two and a half hours, so what would I do with the other two and a quarter after I’d finished? I tidied the children’s books up, but that took about 30seconds, so now I’m back to the laptop on which the books are being issued. There’s no internet connection, so I can’t even check my work email. About all I can do is make word documents and save them to my memory stick. Hence this blog entry! Technically the library has now opened as it’s 10:05 now. I got here quite early to set up, which did take a while as the laptop took ages to load. One good thing, they have an excellent stamp, I want one, we just have boring stamps at Enderby, this one has a mechanism where the date you’ve set remains up at the top pressed against an ink pad, then as you push down the stamp swivels down into position. This provides a little more fun than the standard stamps. Not that we usually use standard stamps either, only have them for DVDs, the stamps for issuing books are attached to the wand that we use for scanning the barcodes.
I wonder if anyone will come in today. I don’t even have a phone, or my mobile. Not that there’s a lot I could do with a phone, but I could text Helen, or phone someone to see if there is any work that needs doing. I really can’t see anything here that I can do apart from issue books to imaginary people. Ooh, someone’s coming… no, false alarm, they went past to the swimming pool. That could happen a lot I’m guessing. Oh well, since I’ve got my memory stick, I can at least try to do some stuff for work and save it to that, not sure what really, no point designing posters on an old laptop. Ooh, there’s some books on their side, I think they’re supposed to be because they don’t fit or something, but I’ll go and have a look, it might kill a couple of minutes. My main problem is that I don’t like not working, I feel guilty, I can’t just sit here and write blog entries or stories or something all morning, I must find work to do!
Well there’s only an hour left now, I put all of the books into alphabetical order, not that they were very out of order, and I had a rush of people just now as 2 Mum’s with young children came in. I’ve also had 4 other people, so it hasn’t been quite as dead as I feared, though not far off. I’m glad it’s quiet though as the only method of issue is the backup system, which I hate (it doesn’t come up with the name of the person, or the books or anything, so you don’t know if it’s registered properly). There isn’t even a scanner so I have to type all of the numbers in, why are barcodes so long?
I also managed to crash the backup system, though that was before anyone borrowed anything, so hopefully it won’t have affected it’s storage of the records.