Thursday, October 18, 2012

Help Wanted

WANTED: A useful, friendly, responsible human to help me post *regularly* on my World-Famous Blog.  The Successful applicant must (a) be willing to share a chair, (b) keep gum wrappers and Temptations treats in her desk drawer, (c) give good tummy rubs, and (d) pretend not to know where I am when there are more than three (3) children looking for me at once.

Seriously, it is FINDING MONTH and we haven't even had a Festival/Carpet Cleaning/Mess Week wrap-up yet!

I asked Photographer to take some pictures of my Library when it's a Big Mess.  On Festival Saturday (which, in feline time, was about four months ago) AB Karen has the library carpet cleaned.  This is a one-time-a-year thing, so my staff huffs and puffs and moans and groans and moves ALL (well, most) of the furnitures off of the carpet.  Except for things like book cases and hundred-year-old desks and stuff.

Here are a bunch of chairs To Be Cleaned:

Here is part of my Library minus Stuff:

Here is Stuff in weird places:

While all of the carpet cleaning FUN was going on in my Library (and under my supervision), my staff was busy Floating in the Thorntown Festival of the Turning Leaves Parade.

Here's some of my library staff.  We have Little Red Riding Hood (and Big Bad Woof Wolf), Edgar Allan Poe, Mother Goose, Mother Goose's sidekick, a Mad Hatter, and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!

The Thorntown Heritage Museum entered a Float in the Parade, too.  It features two barn quilts that are going to be on the Boone County Barn Quilt Trail someday.

AB Karen is frowning at the sunshine--but it was the only picture Photographer had that didn't show someone's backside.  I was a-ok with showing backsides (mine is on here all the time!), but ladies seem to take issue with that sort of thing.  Huh.

After all of the Floating and Book Sale-ing and Carpet Cleaning, it was time to move the furnitures back on Monday morning.  This would be everyone's most favorite day of the year to call in sick--but they don't, because the rest of the staff would know that the "sick" person is full of malarkey!

Every furniture gets polished and shined and put back in its proper place.  Here I am investigating a printer cabinet that hasn't quite made its way home yet:

The worst thing about the whole process is that it becomes very difficult for a BossCat to find a comfortable place the sit.  The desks can get downright Dangerous.  It's a good thing I'm so brave and mancatly!

There you have it!  My re-cap of Festival of the Turning Leaves/Book Sale/Carpet Cleaning/Mess Week!  If you will notice, it was very light on the "Book Sale"--that's because we had lots of super Volunteers who set up the Book Sale, watched over it during the weekend, and helped to dismantle it and box up the leftovers.  AAB Photographer and the rest of my Assistants are very thankful for our Friends of the Library and volunteers. 

That was a Huge post--I need a nap!

Oh, and do you know what TOMORROW is????




Laila and Minchie said...

Mom wants to apply for the job but we live too far away. Whew! Hope you got extra treats for snoopervising all that work, Tober!

~*Connie*~ said...

I am sure your staff is very sorry for the delays.. You must forgive them, they are only human after all.

The Paw Relations said...

Woah Tober, that was a huge and very important mess reporting post. You deserve that nap. sweet cat nippy dreams.

Mr. Black said...

You look like you were doing a great job supervising all those activities. You're quite the multi-tasker!

Sparkle said...

Tober, I just want to say, good help is hard to find! I live in Los Angeles, and you would think there would be a wealth of talent here looking for a cushy job like assistant to me, but I am stuck with my human, who has skills but no work ethic.

Cauli Le Chat (at Mooresville Public Library) said...

Happy Finding Day (tomorrow), Tober! Great parade floats, BTW. Our library's Friends just had a book sale, too. Lots of books to climb around on.

Jo's World said...

Hi Tober, Tomorrow is Friday, the 19th of October. Does that happen to be your Finding Day? I want to wish you the very best wishes in my heart for a new year, Tober.

Sorry to hear you are unhappy with your staff and the work they do (or lack of same). Have you thought of putting an ad in the classified section of the newspaper. Help Wanted, must be excellent worker, etc.

Love and purrs,

Ziva Zophia Tortie( also known as Zkhat)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Man! You work SO hard! How would any of this stuff get done without you??

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We would offer our Meowm for the job, but she doesn't take as many pictures as your current assistant does.

We hope you found a suitable place for napping while all the cleaning and moving was taking place.

We think tomorrow is your Gotcha Day!

Percy the Cat said...

We sure would love to have our mum apply, but we don't live anywhere close to you.

Also, Happy Finding Day Tober!! :D

Percy, Pandora & Zowie