Want to say 'hey' & thanks!
Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:59 PM
I've been here a few days & have learned so much already! I've assessed where we are & while we're nowhere near where I want us to be, we're off to a good start. I'm so thankful that y'all are here & that I can learn from your previous discussions. I hope I'll have something to add to them someday! :-)
I prepped some for Bird flu a few years ago so have some of that stuff already in place, including the beginnings of a good survival library (Foxfire 1-7, Carla Emery's book, etc.) and we've started working our 2 acres with an eye towards self-sufficiency (fruit trees, heirloom seeds, etc.). But I've been very lax about food storage, keeping my gas tank over 1/2 full & such. So it's great to refresh my memory about all these things I've been taking for granted. At someone's suggestion, I just watched 'After Armageddon' on YouTube & was relieved to know I was a little more prepared than the poor woman on that show, but in some areas not by much!
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a librarian & live with my husband & 14 yo daughter on a very small farm outside a small town in NC. Our 19 yo son lives close by & is much better prepared than we are (he can start fires without matches & is training to be a blacksmith). We also have a son in Oakland, California (which worries me!) and a daughter in college about 1 1/2 hours from us.
I'll probably be pretty quiet now, but at least I won't feel like I'm just lurking!
Thanks for letting me join in!
Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:20 PM
Perfection Takes Time
Self Satisfaction Can Lead To Self Destruction
Failing to plan is planning to fail
Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:37 PM
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
Job 13:15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him...
Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?!
Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:51 PM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:40 PM
Not a problem.... most of us just let them go until I hunt them down and destroy them!!
WELCOME!!! Looks like you're finding your way around, but if there's something we can help you find, just ask. We have lots and lots of *buried treasures* from years ago, and we can pull them up for you.
Where words and actions disagree, the heart is revealed.
Look how often the unexpected happens... and we still don't expect it.
Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:21 PM
I am a newbe here too, but wanted to give a special welcome to a fellow librarian.
I work at Amana University, and I get to work with our book restoration students a lot.
And if you are looking for more material, such as other Foxfires, blacksmith works, etc, pay us a visit. http://www.librum.us
Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:29 PM
I work at a small public library, just part-time. I do teen & adult programming, collection development and general circulation, which at our library, includes reference work. I love it! I recently (at ALA) won $300 worth of books from Chelsea Green Publishers & had the best time picking out books - they have a wonderful selection.
My younger son & I attended a Mennonite church for a while before we moved out here & felt very much at home there.
Thanks for the welcome, Sarah! And welcome to you, too!
Edited by LibraryMama, 08 August 2010 - 10:30 PM.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:21 AM
You have me a bit envious. A >PUBLIC< library. (sigh)
I am listed as 'senior research librarian', as I was appointed as assistant to a very senior elder, who held a doctorate in Library Science (and six other doctorates!). But he has passed on, so today I am a 'butzer'. I suspect you know the meaning of that word, as you have been around some of our peoples. My husband, my second, is one of our main instructors, he is a Bookbinder, with Master's papers. (So they can not get rid of me!)
My main duty is the 'Vot' desk (think of an information desk in a collegiate student union), plus the school store, supplies acquisition and control (especially of restoration materials, like vellum, special thread, specialized inks, etc), class materials prep, temporary student housing, etc. Our school is small, we only have one class at a time, of about a dozen students (and their families) at a time. But it can get hectic. And yes, I love it.
Take some thumbdrives to work. Some of the works you will be 'checking out' at the Librum are HUGE. And be aware of the demo editions 'check out' period.
Any questions, do not hesitate to ask!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:25 AM
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