If you haven't read my blog in a few days, I suggest you begin reading this story from the beginning.
If you have been reading. . . here's the thrilling conclusion of Festival of the Turning Leaves/Book Sale/Carpet Cleaning/Mess Week!
So the tree fell down! BOOM! Screams and excitement from the ladies--and all of them managed to use nice words when it happened, too! (This is what happens when you steal a Float idea from Mooresville Public Library.)
Most Library ladies would have said, "Nevermind this parade. I'm going to get a barbecue sandwich and an elephant ear!" But not my staff. Nope, they're real troopers. They decided that they would hold the tree up during the ride over to the lineup, during the long wait for judging, during the whole Festival Parade!
Lifting library books makes for really strong, tough, tree-holding women.
About 15 minutes after this picture was taken, the parade float pulled out, and the skies opened. It rained and rained and rained on my library ladies, but they kept smiling and waving (to keep warm)!
They thought they were off the hook for the Float idea theft until the Are YOU Evergreen float pulled onto Main Street. AABs Christine and Britta heard two very friendly-looking people say "We're from Mooresville!!!" and they waved and waved! Then one of them said "We saw a float like that in our parade!"
So our Float was BUSTED. Twice!
AB Karen sent an Official Apology to Mooresville Library's Boss, Diane (they have a human boss!), who very graciously accepted. Libraries are very good about Sharing, I think.
Our book sale made a whopping $900+ dollars--that's a LOT of Temptations, friends! And my staff came in Monday and put everything in its proper place.
Except for that busted Evergreen tree. It's in the Dumpster.
Lastly but most definitely not least, I would like to say a special Thank You to Nina and Gerald Caldwell. You see, we recently ran out of "deposit bags" here at the library. . . the special ones they use for my nightly maintenance, you know? So AB Karen called and asked these kind folks if they had any bags to Share.
Now I can have even more treats! THANK YOU!!!!
It has been an exhausting two weeks. . . but I'm super-duper excited about tomorrow. Do you know what tomorrow is?
Oh, and because there are way too many non-Tober pictures on here:
This is how I feel about the whole Turning Leaves/Book Sale/Carpet Cleaning/Mess Week. Which is fine, since I have Staff to do all the hard work!
Excited about tomorrow, YAY!