We had out of town family visiting over the long weekend, which was wonderful.
They got to meet the foster kittens.
Jack came home full of "letter number number" stories. F16, A10, P38, none of it means anything to me, so I tend to glaze over quickly.
Grumman wasn't sure what to think of the extra feet in the house, so he stuck close to Sam's feet, because those are familiar. Or the most odiferous. Or something. (Who knows what goes on in his little walnut sized brain?)
Speaking of Grumman and Sam feet, omigosh, this was amusing. Sam went camping with friends. He came home with alllll the smells on his feet. Grumman went nuts, rubbing, licking, biting, and finally laid down on a foot to just enjoy the sniffs.
Library milestone this week. Now that school is out, I can get into the classroom that currently has the school's books in it. I took the girls with me, and we started scanning.
The shelves with the index cards taped to them indicate books that are scanned. At the end of the first day, we'd scanned 319 books.
Many of the school's books are old and unscannable. I'll be doing a lot of manual entering at some point.
Quito purrito conquered the Sam. The kittens have learned to climb, and are everywhere now. 3 kittens is double the work of 2 kittens.
Day 2 in the library this week, I sent the girls out to play with friends (there were staff kids around, as the staff had one more week of school than the students did). I spent my time stickering the books we scanned the day before, having typed up labels after dinner that night. Many of the books had a crusty, yellowing, brittle label on them. Some of those were easy to remove, so I took them off prior to sticking the new one on. I had quite the pile of old labels and tape by the time I was done.
I just love seeing this start to take shape! It's still complete chaos and mess, but we're starting to group like things together. I forgot to get a shot of the biography shelf. I have a bucket of biographies at home, and the biography shelf at the school is growing as I find them in the piles, so we're going to have a nice bio section once we combine the two.
No pictures from day 3, but we did more scanning, so now I need to sit down and churn out some more labels to apply next week. Our total inventory is over 1,100 books entered so far, but we still have a long way to go. I'm probably more than half done entering the books here at the house, but only about two ninths through the ones at the school.
And who better to teach her the finer points of sling shot-ing than Sam?? Who told a slingshot story I can't even repeat. I face palm just thinking about it.
These guys go in for a weight check on Monday. Quito is 2# and the other two are close, so they may be staying at the shelter then. It's always a little bittersweet to say goodbye, but Annaliese will be visiting soon, and she's allergic, so having fewer cats in the house seems like a good thing.