So this is day three of my long week. I had to cover the reference desk on Saturday and Sunday, so it’ll be a seven day work week for me this week. It’s only once a month, so it’s really not that bad. Right? Right.
So here’s my day:
- Alarm goes off at 5:30 AM, hit the snooze button twice.
- Get myself together for work and make sure chicklet is together so I can take her to Color Guard practice from 8 AM to 5 PM. I know, right? But the team kicks butt and the kids enjoy it. So whatever?
- 7 AM – leave the house to go to the Mickey D’s Lounge for a mocha. Expensive for a small cup, but oh-so-worth it.
- 7:30 AM – arrive at chicklet’s school and sigh because we are 1/2 an hour early. Expected the line at Mickey D’s to be longer. So I talk to chicklet and wallow in the knowledge that my days of teen angst are over and done with.
- 7:58 AM – arrive at my office only to hear this annoying alarm ringing on the inside. No one has told me about an alarm in the archives, so I start to panic because I’m not sure what it’s all about. I check everything that looks like it could be an alarm, finally see a little white box that says “Water level in pan is high.” What? What pan? What water? I check everything in the archives looking for a pan. I don’t see one. I call facilities and tell them what’s going on…someone is sent over. Emergency averted. We have a humidity problem in the archives (who knew?) so an alarm was installed and facilities is supposed to check it out.
- 9 AM – relax and turn on Pandora.com and start going through email. Start scanner so I can start scanning photos to add to the Back Mountain Historical Association database.
- 9:50 AM – prepare to go downstairs to the ref desk.
- 10 to 11:30 AM – there’s nothing going on at the reference desk. The students have abandoned ship and we are left alone. It’s nice that it’s quiet but time goes by so slowly. I use this time to go through some of the databases that I’m not as familiar with, namely the health sciences.
- 11:40 AM – I am back in my office, scanning pictures again.