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Here's An Update (In Bullet Form)

1. My boss at the library is on vacation this week though was here on Monday anyway. Yesterday, it was fine. The semester is over so, besides the workstudy students, we had only one come in who needed help with the copier occasionally. The biggest problem lately has been our computers are totally crappy. We have 4 and it really seems like I have to go to each one to perform a specific task and it involves much rebooting.

Today, I walked down as usual to find the seminary closed today due to the elevator project my church has been involved in. (You knew it was the same building, correct?) Was I called? Nope. The secretary called me once so I don't know why she wouldn't have my number... ::shrugs::

2. Though thinking back I know when it happened, we discovered a couple nights ago that we no longer have BBC America as they moved it to the digital cable level. This was the cable system I've encountered where it was expanded basic but still... Epic Fail.

3. I heard through Facebook that the daughter of friends from college was in a nearby hospital due to dumping hot cocoa on herself so, yesterday, I went to visit. I really recall being at this particular hospital since the buttload of surgeries I had as a teen so it was more difficult getting around than I figured. Anyway, after visiting about an hour, I bumped into (not literally) a nurse at the elevator whom I also went to college with. Kind of weird...

4. Still no word on either the library job or the agent and probably won't hear anything for another two weeks. Woo. Hoo.


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