Let me start by saying, I love the library. However, I do not love that I never turn books back on time. Even when I think I have them all, there is always a stray. For a long time, I just didn't bother going to the library because we always paid so much in fines. There's a pretty good chance that we financed a wing of the new library with all of the late, lost and ruined books.
So, when we started our home school adventure, I decided that the library would be our friend. We went to the library 2 weeks ago and paid our fines, I put a reminder in outlook to return my books, but I forgot to put in the number of books we needed to return. I made a rule that all library books go on the half-wall, and thought we might have once, just once that we didn't incur fines.
I know, you can all see it coming, can't you?
So, as soon as that reminder popped up, I looked at the half wall and there were 9 books. My heart gave a little thrill that I could be successful in getting books returned (of all the things to find joy in. . .). I took them off to the library, and dropped them in the slot, but didn't check more out due to time issues.
Today, I got an email that 4 books are still overdue! 4!! How is it even possible that we checked out 13 books and I had no idea??!? So, I believe I will start in the lost and gone forever hole. If I don't post for a few days, you know where to look for me.