Just as I started using the library again….
Okies, so we all know that the world is still in the throws of this dang virus and I for one am over this. I am tired of working from home and want to go back to work.
Just as cases were surging again in Toronto, I have decided that I need to read. Like have you ever had that urge? To just read a physical book?! I didn’t even attempt to fill that void with ebooks or audiobooks because I just can’t. Don’t ask me to reconsider because it’s not going to happen.
So a week ago I put 10 books on hold with the library – 4 for school and 6 for my own personal reading. Two were ready in just two days so I walked to the library to pick them up. There is a nice little system going on there to get books!
- Open library door and place card with the number side up on the table that is blocking the door
- Walk away from the door and let it close so the librarian can walk up
- She gets your books and places them on the table
- She pushes the wheelchair access button and the door opens and you get your books
I finished that first book in 4 hours lol. It was such an easy read and I was sucked in and crying by the end.
Then 6 more were ready on Tuesday. And also on Tuesday it was announced that the whole province would be under stay-at-home orders for the next 28 days at least. Most of the province’s schools will open on January 25th but my region (Toronto, aka a hot spot) will be closed until Feb 10th at the earliest. But then the 11th is a religious holiday, 12th a PD day, 13/14 the weekend, 15th is family day aka a provincial holiday. So I’m home until Feb 16th at the earliest.
So these stay at home orders mean that you can only go out for essentials (food/medical) and exercise. All non-essential stores must be closed from 8pm-7am. And if stopped by a police you need to show you have a valid reason to be outside (basically at anytime).
THANKFULLY the library is still open for pickups and drop-offs. How horrible would it have been if as soon as I have the desire to read again they were closed?! This is my only non-essential indulgence I will be having over the next little while.
I need it. Especially after sitting all day staring at a screen to teach, I need those few hours in the evening to do non-screen things. So basically it IS essential. And I also get books for work.
Double especially after a day like yesterday when Google Classroom and Google Meets was glitchy and kept causing so many issues.
I have also cancelled my disney+ account. I just don’t use it enough to keep it. I have it until February 14th so suggestions are welcome on how to use the last month of my subscription. Book suggestions are also welcome!