I missed the Holiday Sale altogether. I missed the set up. The wonderful pulling of every last box out of donations from the closet and being the first person to see them. I missed sorting them out and making a pile of what I will take right that second.
I missed the whole thing.
So when I arrived last night, I had no idea what to expect. But it was all cleaned up. The bookshelves looked the same – maybe a bit neater. There were three or four boxes of new donations in the closet. We have a new laptop computer (the last one fried) that I hadn’t used before because I had been bringing my own while I was in school. It is actually the next generation of the one I have now so I had a little moment of envy. Maybe it is two generations ahead, even. Whatever.
We have sold 18 books online in the last week, which is fabulous. I am happy when we average seven. I didn’t see any notes on the total sales for the week, but I will hear them at the holiday party.
It had been so long since I’d been there I didn’t know what to do first. Sort new donations? Read the volunteer notes? Go shopping? I did a bit of everything, which is a good thing because between the holiday library closures and my travel schedule I won’t even be back until the last week in January. (sigh)
But check this out: