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Another Library Fine

You are never going to believe this. Maybe you will, given my past history. I paid a $55 library fine today. Let me tell you, it hurt. I really wanted to blame somebody. I tried to find a way to blame poor old Joe, but it simply wasn’t his fault. I wanted to blame a vacation (we did go to Old Grandma’s) or my job, but I really couldn’t. The bottom line is that I looked at our library basket (filled with thirty-five or so books) every day and made the conscious choice to not take them back to the … Read more

My Library Fine

I wrote a check today for $112.25. I didn’t buy something marvelous. I didn’t pay my electric bill. I didn’t put the deposit down on a cool vacation. I paid my library fines from the last twelve months. No kidding. My friend, Allie, had been telling me for months that I needed to stop buying books and start frequenting my public library. I finally took her advice, and I signed myself, Grace, and Joe up for library cards last May. Grace and I visited the library every other Tuesday between June 1 and August 21, 2009. We took out eight … Read more