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Although I don’t have a full estimate from the repair shop, it looks the cost will be well over $1000. We couldn’t even get that much in trade-in for it, so I think this car is due to be retired to the car graveyard. DH and I haven’t decided what we’re going to do next about a car for me. I might trake the train down next weekend and bring the Xterra back.



I just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. He’s the author who wrote Coraline, which is being made into a movie due to release in the summer (I think.) This is a young adult book, although there are lots of adults reading it as well from what I hear.

Anywhoo, this was a quick read and a great book. I’d recommend it. The only thing that I was a bit disappointed in was not getting as much information about the Jacks as I would have liked. I’m still a bit fuzzy on the whole organization and what they really did. Of course, that could have been Gaiman’s intent. There were quite a few mysterious types of things in the book. For example, he never really comes out and says what Bod’s guardian really is, although you can infer from some of the descriptions of things. And the point of that could also be that the living will never and should never completely comprehend the world of the dead until we reach that place. My favorite part of the book, the Macabray, makes that very clear to Bod.

I give The Graveyard Book a rousing recommendation. If you’re new to Gaiman’s books, I’d also recommend picking up Coraline.

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January 2009


Mar. 10 - Photography Class

Mar. 11 - Quad Cities SnB

Mar. 12 - Lincoln Reenactor performance at BHE

Mar. 13 - Annual budget due

Mar. 14 - SnB trip to Galena

Mar. 16-21 - Spring Break

Mar. 16-18 - On the Front Lines library conference in Springfield

Mar. 19-22 - In Kansas

Mar. 23 - Orientation in Quad Cities

Mar. 24 - Photography Class

Mar. 26 - Spring Break for Academic Librarians workshop in Peoria

Mar. 27 - Supervisor Development in Quad Cities

Apr. 2 - Using Social Technologies in Library Instruction workshop

Apr. 6 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 6 - My birthday

Apr. 7 - Photography Class

Apr. 9-12 - In Kansas

Apr. 10 - College Closed

Apr. 12 - Easter

Apr. 13-19 - National Library Week

Apr. 13 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 14 - Photography Class

Apr. 16 - Evening Instruction Session

Apr. 17 - Information Literacy Summit

Apr. 18 - A Day of Books and Quilts at Toulon Public Library

Apr. 20 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 21 - Photography Class

Apr. 22 - Renegade Reference meeting in Bloomington

Apr. 23 - Illinois Library Day

Apr. 24 - Quarterly Supervisors Meeting

Apr. 27 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 28 - Photography Class

Apr. 29 - Supervisor Training in Quad Cities

May 5 - Photography Class

May 12 - National Library Legislative Day

May 25 - Memorial Day - College Closed

June 4 - RSA Users' Group meeting in Peoria

June 6 - SIL's birthday June 6 - Brother and SIL Anniversary

June 8 - Nancy Pearl at Bradley University

June 13 - WWKIP train trip to St. Louis

July 3 - Holiday - College Closed

July 4 - Independence Day

July 10 - Mom's Birthday

July 10-15 - ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

July 17-19 - Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in Crystal Lake, IL

July 31 - 10th Anniversary

Sept. 7 - Labor Day, College closed

Oct. 6-9 - Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria

Nov. 23 - Brother's birthday

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day, College closed

Nov. 27 - College Closed

Dec. 7 - MIL's birthday

Dec. 18 - DH's birthday

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Dec. 26 - Dad's birthday

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